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AARP Experience Corps is a literacy intervention program which pairs adults aged 50 and older with lagging readers in underperforming schools. Experience Corps volunteers work in kindergarten through third grade classrooms in participating schools in the District of Columbia. Volunteers work with students for a full school year, providing consistent academic support to students and working to help them read at their grade level by the end of third grade, a benchmark which dramatically increases the likelihood that the student will graduate from high school and experience long-term success. Volunteers also provide support for teachers, and lead academic enrichment activities, and take part in a meaningful experience that helps them remain connected to their community. Experience Corps currently works with students in four schools in D.C.

For more information, contact:
AARP Experience Corps
601 E. Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20049
202.434.6495
experiencecorps@aarp.org




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