To be successful in school, students often need one-on-one attention. Teachers and staff are doing all they can but most schools lack the bandwidth to provide the kind of intensive and ongoing support that would be beneficial for many students. To bridge this gap, the AmeriCorps Student Success program offers students individualized support through AmeriCorps members.
Each AmeriCorps member works with a caseload of students determined by their school to provide or connect students with the interventions needed so that they can get on track and gain more excitement about school and learning. AmeriCorps members also recruit and train community volunteers to allow them to support more students.
Types of 1:1 support members can provide:
- ATTENDANCE: Track and promote individual student attendance
- ACADEMIC IMPROVEMENT: Help students develop academic and study skills, recover credits, improve GPA, and run study skills classes
- LITERACY (elementary): Partners in Dyad reading, small literacy groups, take home libraries, and other literacy-focused activities
- MOTIVATION: Help students set and achieve weekly goals; promote long-term hopes including college and career readiness
- FAMILY SUPPORT: Work with families to help students overcome barriers to learning & connect them to community resources; home visits; enhance family-school connections
- SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL SUPPORT: Assist with wellness strategies and restorative practices
- WRAP-AROUND SUPPORT: Help connect before-school, after-school and in-school resources for students and families
To learn more about how the AmeriCorps Student Success Program can support students at your school, click here.