Minnesota Reading Corps Increases Recruitment Goal, Opens Application Period for 2009-2010 School Year
MRC members to be placed at sites across the state to help at-risk students learn to read
Minnesota Reading Corps (MRC) recruits and trains AmeriCorps members to provide extra support for children who are at risk for not reading at their grade level. Full-time and part-time positions are available in locations around the state, including elementary schools, Head Start programs, community preschools, and ECFE classrooms.
“Despite last year’s successes in recruiting and placing more members in the state’s schools than ever before, it quickly became apparent that we needed to ramp up our efforts even more in 2009,” says
Minnesota Reading Corps members commit to a year of service that begins in August. In addition to receiving valuable hands-on experience, MRC AmeriCorps members earn up to
“What we do helps determine children’s futures,” says
MRC places members as either a Classroom Member, embedded into a classroom of children ages 3 to 5 to help kids develop early literacy skills in preparation for kindergarten; a Literacy Tutor, who works one-on-one with children in kindergarten through third grade; or a Volunteer Coordinator, who is placed in an elementary school to recruit, train and manage volunteers who dedicate time to help young children learn to read. Members receive extensive training and are equipped with effective literacy instruction methods.
Minnesota Reading Corps is a statewide initiative to help every
SOURCE Minnesota Reading Corps