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AARP Phoenix Experience Corps Looking for Volunteer TutorsAARP Phoenix Experience Corps Looking for Volunteer Tutors<div class="ExternalClassC4CC51C8A2084F798CAE658898A121A6"><p>AARP Experience Corps and AARP Arizona staff joined the City of Phoenix and several school superintendents to launch a highly effective tutoring program to improve reading skills for Phoenix elementary school students.</p><p>The AARP Experience Corps program utilizes highly trained volunteer tutors 50 and older to help children become great readers by the time they finish third grade. During the 2012-2013 school year, 50 percent of Experience Corps students improved one or more levels in reading and literacy performance over the course of a year. Most teachers reported a strong or moderate impact on reading and literacy performance and on moving students toward reading at grade level.</p><p>Mayor Stanton was instrumental in securing the program for Phoenix schools as part of Read On Phoenix – Stanton’s effort to get local students reading at grade level by third grade.  Phoenix is one of many cities that are committed to addressing early literacy in their community. 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 continuum of services to improve language and literacy outcomes for Arizona’s children.</p><p>During the 2014-2015 school year, AARP Experience Corps will expand to five Phoenix elementary school districts: Wilson, Fowler, Tolleson, Phoenix and Riverside.</p><p>If you want to learn more about the program, please fill out an application<br>at <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ECPHX">https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ECPHX</a>. Orientations will be held at the following days and locations:</p><p>Tuesday, May 20<br>10 - 11:30 a.m.<br>Burton Barr Central Library<br>1221 N. Central Ave.</p><p>Thursday, June 5<br>10 - 11:30 a.m.<br>Experience Matters<br>360 E. Coronado Road, Suite 170</p><p>Thursday, June 12<br>10 - 11 a.m.<br>Tolleson Elementary School District #17<br>9261 W. Van Buren St.</p><p>Tuesday, June 17<br>10 - 11:30 a.m.<br>Experience Matters<br>360 E. Coronado Road, Suite 170</p><p>Thursday, June 26<br>10 - 11:30 a.m.<br>Tolleson Elementary School District #17<br>9261 W. Van Buren St.</p><p><strong></strong> </p></div>5/15/2014 11:00:00 PMTim Valencia602-256-3426