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School Age Programs

Summer Tutoring and Cross Age Tutoring
LCA has been running Cross Age Tutoring for over 30 years!  The Program exists to enhance academic and personal growth in elementary students.  The Literacy Council recruits, trains, and supports volunteer teens to tutor children in grades one through three.

Several important documents many help you explore the option of Cross Age Tutoring this summer:

2017 Principal Letter
2017 Teacher Referral
2017 Parent & Teacher Information 
2017 Tutor Application

School Age Program Volunteer Opportunities
After School Tutoring 
We recruit and train volunteers to tutor children in grades 1-12 in reading, writing, and math. Tutors are provided with guidance, support, and resources throughout their commitment to individual students. Tutors work with students one-on-one to increase proficiency in academic areas of concern. In order to provide students with tutoring that is targeted to their needs, we meet with teachers, parents, and conduct pre-assessments of students.

After school tutoring starts in September and runs throughout the school year. Tutoring takes place in a supervised setting at the Literacy Council of Alaska, after school until 6:30 p.m. 

Why Tutor?
Tutoring is a great way to gain work experience, build your resume, and positively impact the Fairbanks community. If you are interested in pursuing a career in education or just like kids, this is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for you. With as little a time commitment as two hours a week, you can make a tremendous difference in the life of a child.

School Age Tutoring Staff
Contact LCA Staff, 907-456-6212,

We are currently seeking adults to volunteer as tutors. Please click here for more information on how you can become involved with the Literacy Council.

Gals Read 2016 - Click here for Details
The goals for Gals Read are to demonstrate to the most reluctant readers that books can be fun, many women enjoy reading and libraries are fun places to visit! 4th grade students enjoy hearing volunteers readers read aloud to them during their lunch time.  The books are chosen purposefully to engage the students and grow their motivation to read!  Two readers at each school take turns reading out loud to the students.  The program is an excellent opportunity for women to encourage young students in their reading pursuits. 

Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP)
The 2016 SAPP program has the following goals: Share with students the risks of illegal drugs and the 
effects on the brain, body and nervous system, teach social resistance skills, role modeling and real life examples of resistance, share with students healthy alternatives to drugs, share current substance abuse statistics in Fairbanks with students, establish a positive relationship between parents, teachers, law enforcement and students.  

Major focus areas are: to educate and encourage the students to make healthy life choices, students will learn about the differences between helpful medicines and harmful drugs, students will learn about the effects that both medicines and drugs have on the brain and the body, students learn about the importance of taking helpful medicines carefully, under the right circumstances, and with adult supervision.

The SAPP Program will be running during spring, 2016.  Please contact Shauna for more information at or 456-READ.

Literacy Council of Alaska
517 Gaffney RoadFairbanks, Alaska  99701T: 907-456-6212F: