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AARP Volunteers are teaching kids to read in Phoenix - City Update5583AARP Volunteers are teaching kids to read in Phoenix - City Updatetext/html; charset=utf-8 PHX11Videohttps://i.ytimg.com/vi/O56C41bA6bQ/hqdefault.jpgAARP Volunteers are teaching kids to read in Phoenix - City Update0360640<iframe src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/O56C41bA6bQ' width='640' height='360' frameborder='0'></iframe>https://i.ytimg.com/vi/O56C41bA6bQ/hqdefault.jpg360640Working with Experience Corps Phoenix, trained volunteer tutors aged 50 and older are helping children become proficient readers by the time they finish third grade. Tim Valencia, Youth and Education Manager for the Youth and Education Office, talks about the program and tells us how to can get involved. The program taps into the experience and passion of older Arizonians to ensure that every child has a chance to succeed in school and in life. Ninety percent of the students who receive one-to-one coaching with Experience Corps Phoenix have shown gains in critical literacy skills. Teachers report that the tutors make a positive impact on attendance, reducing disruptive behavior, and increase participation.