“Every child is ONE caring adult away from being a success story.” - Josh Ship, Child Advocate and Motivational Speaker.
The AmeriCorps Student Success Program partners with schools statewide to help provide more individual support for students so that they can be successful in school and in life. AmeriCorps members work one-on-one with a specific caseload of students to help them strengthen reading skills, increase attendance, improve GPA, and progress towards high school graduation. Students and families may also receive assistance overcoming barriers to education by connecting them to community resources to meet basic needs.
With this consistent and meaningful support, students gain the ability to set personal goals, be accountable for personal learning and growth, establish good study skills, develop more enthusiasm for learning, develop a positive growth mindset, and increase their self-confidence.
We need you to help provide this meaningful support to students!
How to Volunteer
Recurring Volunteer Opportunities:
- Become a Literacy Tutor: Volunteer to read with students and help them improve their literacy skills. You will work one-on-one with students one to two times a week over the school year. Typically you will have the same students so that you have the opportunity to develop a relationship with the student and help them to feel confident in their abilities to learn and grow. *Training provided. Must pass a background check.
- Become a Mentor: Volunteer to mentor a student. You will work one-on-one with students one to two times a week to encourage them in their academic, behavioral, and social/emotional development. Typically you will have the same students so that you have the opportunity to develop a relationship with the student and help them to feel confident in their abilities to learn and grow. *Training provided. Must pass a background check.
One-Time Volunteer Opportunities:
- Career Presentation: Volunteer to share information about your career and the path that you took to get there.
- Support School Events: Volunteer to help with school events such as literacy events, Day of Caring events, and Read Across America day.
Please complete the form below if you're interested in volunteering in the AmeriCorps Student Success program