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Charleston- Reading Partners Summer Associate
Reading Partners SC provides an evidence-based tutoring program year-round, and during the summer months in school and community-based programs. Tutors work one on one with students using the proven curriculum to help students make gains and avoid the typical summer slide. Education is considered a key component to resolve the poverty crisis. Basic literacy is the foundation for lifelong learning and future success. It is also a critical stepping stone that helps low-income students break the cycle of poverty. Reading Partners’ overarching goal is to help close the reading opportunity gap among low-income youth. To do this, we leverage the power of hundreds of community volunteers and partners, to deliver one-on-one, skills based instruction using a gold-standard, research-based curriculum that gets results. Summer programming is an important priority for the organization, as 80% of students living in poverty do not maintain their level of reading over the summer months. For years, Reading Partners has offered summer programming in collaboration with the City of Charleston and Charleston County School District to mitigate these losses. This year, we are faced with a larger challenge due to Covid. The impact of COVID-19 on educational outcomes has been devastating. It has had a negative impact on reading proficiency for our community’s most vulnerable students due to extended time away from the classroom and the lack of resources at home, making summer interventions even more important this year.
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Member Duties : Summer associates will serve alongside community volunteers to deliver tutoring sessions either in person. Summer associates will work in partnership with Reading Partners staff to: -Work one-on-one with an elementary school student reading below grade level. -Follow the Reading Partners Connects structured curriculum. -Attend orientation and training. -Attend routine 15-30 minute check ins with a Reading Partners team member -Follow the guidelines in our Tutor Code of Conduct. -Assist Reading Partners staff in maintaining safe and effective tutoring sessions. Each associate will work with a maximum of 10 students twice a week for an hour and deliver approximately 16-20 sessions per student during the service term. We expect that students will maintain or increase their reading level and will conduct pre and post assessments to evaluate our success.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education . 
Skills :
Education ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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Charleston- Reading Partners Summer Associate

Program Start/End Date
05/31/2022  -   08/08/2022

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations SOUTH CAROLINA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/07/2022  To  05/31/2022 

Contact Christine Messick
6296 Rivers Ave
North Charleston   SC   29406

Listing ID 111232


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