Racine & Me: Wisconsin Reading Corps in need of tutors
RACINE, WIS (CBS 58) -- In response to the unprecedented educational challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Wisconsin Reading Corps is seeking 300 tutors this year. This is double the number from last year and they need your help.
In Racine County, 14 tutors are needed to serve. In Milwaukee County, about 40 tutors are needed.
The program is currently expanding to 149 schools and tutors will begin serving in August.
Fewer than half of Wisconsin fourth-graders read at grade level. Tutors provide extra support to help students succeed.
The Reading Corps is an AmeriCorps program, for which tutors serve in schools to help kids build their skills.
Their tutors are trained in evidence-based strategies that are proven to work and kids who receive tutoring often make more than a year’s progress during the school year.
Reading Corps offers perks like a stipend every 2 weeks and additional money for student loans and tuition. Many tutors also qualify for additional benefits like free individual health insurance and childcare assistance.
You can learn more and apply here: Wisconsin - Reading Corps (readingandmath.org)