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How AEIOU Helps Students Succeed

AmeriCorps Education Initiative of Utah (AEIOU) runs a statewide Student Success Program that helps schools provide more individual support for at-risk students so that they can be successful in school and in life. Through AEIOU, mentors and tutors 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. 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'd love to have you join us in providing support to help students succeed!

Here's just one story about how the AEIOU program helped a student who had been skipping most of his classes get back on track and graduate on time.

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In the 2019-2020 program year, AEIOU served 1684 elementary and 1797 secondary students.

In the elementary tutoring program, by the end of their participation:

1499 of the 1684 participating students –nearly 90%– increased 2 or more reading levels

  • 298 increased 2 reading levels
  • 350 increased 3 reading levels
  • 308 increased 4 reading levels
  • 208 increased 5 reading levels
  • 534 increased 6 or more reading levels

In the AEIOU secondary program where 1797 students participated, members reported the following:

  • 480 students showed improvement in GPA
  • 300 high school students recovered 1 or more credits
  • 243 seniors in the program graduated on time from high school  

2,647 volunteers served in our schools across the state helping students to improve their reading skills and helps students get on track to graduate from high school. 

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