BOOSTS EARLY LITERACY
MINNESOTA READING CORPS AWARD FOR
ACTIVELY RECRUITING TO FILL 2
The nation's largest state AmeriCorps
program trains tutors to grow children's reading skills and
help close the achievement gap in every community it
Kasson, Minn. - April,
Today, Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School is proud to
announce it has been awarded 2 Minnesota Reading Corps
Elementary Literacy Tutors.
Minnesota Reading Corps, a statewide initiative to help every
Minnesota child become a successful reader by the end of third
grade, plans to grow nearly 40 percent and place more than
1,000 tutors in preschools and elementary schools
One of more than 600 sites awarded,
Kasson-Mantorville Elementary is actively recruiting to fill 2
positions immediately for the 2012-2013 school year.
The proven program - which is receiving
national attention and even replication in Washington, D.C. and
Denver - sees more than 70 percent of Reading Corps students
pass the standardized reading assessment, all of whom were
originally on track to fail. Additionally, 80 percent of
participants make more than a year's worth of progress,
effectively catching up to their peers.
Tutors will work one-on-one with K-3
students to implement research-based early-literacy strategies
to help catch kids up to grade level. The positions in
Kasson-Mantorville are both full-time positions.
Minnesota Reading Corps tutors commit to 11 months of
AmeriCorps service, during which they receive a modest living
allowance of about $500 bi-weekly and an education award.
Full-time tutors may also receive health insurance.
"There is nothing greater than seeing a
student who has no desire to read develop into one of your best
students and gain skills that will open doors for future
success," said George Ochoa, a Minnesota Reading Corps tutor.
"By serving as an Elementary Literacy Tutor, I could be part of
the change I wanted to see."
Why join Minnesota Reading Corps?
Whatever an individual's reason for
joining Minnesota Reading Corps, most experience intrinsic
growth. Some join because it's a great way to build experience
in the working world and network with education professionals.
Others have years of experience and are seeking to broaden
their knowledge or make a career change. Still others serve
because they enjoy working with children and are looking for a
deeper connection to their community and local school.
Those interested in learning more and
applying to serve for one year are encouraged to visit
or contact SE Region Program Manager, Lisa
Klossner, at 507-287-2020 x-1569 or email@example.com.
About Minnesota Reading Corps
Minnesota Reading Corps, a strategic
initiative of ServeMinnesota, is a statewide program to help
ensure all Minnesota children become successful readers by the
end of third grade. With one in five Minnesota third graders
failing to read at grade level, Minnesota Reading Corps places
trained AmeriCorps tutors in schools to work with children from
age three to grade three who need extra support to catch up to
their peers. AmeriCorps tutors are trained to provide
individualized research-based interventions and supplemental
instruction directly to children.
The Minnesota Reading Corps is committed
to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to race,
color, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation,
religion, political affiliation or other non-merit