AmeriCorps Member with Student

Students in need of the most intensive support are referred to small-group tutoring with an AmeriCorps Mentor. Groups of 4-5 students meet daily for 30 minutes, and stay together throughout the school year, allowing students the time they need to build strong connections with their Mentor and make significant growth in their literacy skills.

Mentors follow structured, research-based lesson plans, including supported student reading and guided skills practice. The program draws from a menu of curricula to offer quality instruction specifically targeted to each student’s unique needs, with the goal of building fluent, confident readers who have excellent comprehension skills and ever expanding academic vocabularies.