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School Age Programs
The School Age Programs are growing! We are serving more students then ever before so we are in need of new volunteers.
After School Tutoring
We recruit and train volunteers to tutor children in grades 1-12 in reading, writing, and math. Tutors are matched with a student to work with one-on-one to increase proficiency in academic areas of concern.
Tutoring takes place in a supervised setting at the Literacy Council. Students and their tutors generally meet for one to two hours per week. In-service trainings, continual support, and educational materials are made available on an ongoing basis. Contact Stephanie Ferrara for more information at 456-6212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guys Read and Gals Read
The Guys and Gals Read programs were designed to show students that reading is enjoyable. Every February volunteer men and women from throughout the community spend their lunches reading to 4th grade boys and girls respectively. The books are chosen by local librarians and multi-copy sets are donated to each school’s library. Volunteers spend 30 minutes, twice a week for the month of February getting kids excited about reading. They are required to attend an hour-long training prior to volunteering. Please contact Clara for more information at 456-6212 or Clara@literacycouncilofalaska.org.
2016 High School Volunteers: Cross Age Tutoring
For over 30 years LCA has offered summer tutoring for elementary students. LCA trains and supports high school students who act as tutors in this program. For information about volunteering for part of this summer contact LCA School Age staff at 456-READ.
Cross Age Tutoring
Every summer for the past 30 years, LCA has run its Cross Age Tutoring Program where teenagers tutor children in the primary grades. The program runs for three weeks in June and three weeks in July and focuses on reading/writing, math, and critical thinking skills.
The program takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Tutors must arrive 15 minutes before the start of each session and stay 15 minutes after the end for brief meetings. They are also required to attend a three hour training and must be between the ages of 14 and 18.
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