About the Program:
Mayor Greg Stanton was instrumental in securing the program for Phoenix schools as part of Read On Phoenix, his program to get local students reading at grade level by the third grade. Read On Phoenix is part of the statewide effort of Read On Arizona, a partnership of agencies, philanthropic organizations and community stakeholders committed to creating an effective range of services to improve language and literacy skills for Arizona's children.
Experience Matters, a local nonprofit, is teaming up with Experience Corps Phoenix to leverage the AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Encore Fellow programs and provide management, coordination and resources to place reading tutors in designated Phoenix elementary schools.
AARP Foundation Experience Corps currently serves more than 32,000 students nationwide. Phoenix is the 22nd city to offer AARP Foundation Experience Corps in its public schools.