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Summer Reads Tutor - Twin Cities Metro Area
Minnesota Literacy Council shares the power of learning through education, community building and advocacy. We serve individual learners from preschoolers to retirees. We are also a trusted advisor to others, sharing our expertise and leadership to equip partner organizations, volunteers, and professionals to more effectively respond to the literacy needs in their communities. We reach nearly 70,000 people and support approximately 450 community programs each year through these broad and united efforts. We empower adults through Adult Basic Education – including English language, GED, computers and employment readiness – and the Adult Literacy Hotline referral service. We promote distance learning tools for adults to access self-study programs. We improve children’s literacy through Summer Reads and Early Literacy and Families – which includes a preschool and parent education. We conduct volunteer tutor recruitment, training and placement for literacy organizations and provide coaching in best practices, volunteer management and use of technology to Adult Basic Education managers, teachers and volunteers across the state. We train and place year-long AmeriCorps VISTAs in schools and community organizations, where they serve full-time for 12 months to develop literacy programs for children, adults and families. Our Summer Reads program works to fight the "summer slide" - the loss of learning that occurs over the summer, especially for children who are low-income. Our goals are to: 1) help children entering K-4 sustain and improve their literacy skills and engagement with learning; 2) increase the capacity of host sites to serve children over the summer; and 3) provide VISTAs with transformative experiences in teaching/tutoring and build their community leadership skills. Approximately 78 summer VISTAs serve statewide.
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Member Duties : VISTAs provide reading, writing and oral language practice to children in K-4, serving fulltime in pairs at 1-2 program sites. They serve in a variety of settings in the Twin Cities area, from tutoring to enrichment programs. They may use the site's curriculum or design their own; work with children 1-1 or in groups; assist a teacher or lead a program - depending on the site. Summer Reads is an exciting opportunity to work with children and grow as mentors. Through books, reading, creative enrichment and positive mentoring, VISTAs instill a love of literacy. VISTAs set reading goals with children, distribute thousands of free books, and create camp-like experiences to give summer a different feel from the school year. By the end, children realize a story doesn’t have to stay in a book; it can be brought to life through art, theater, gardening, games, and more. Approx 50 positions. PRIORITY given to applications BEFORE APRIL 30. Please visit
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Leadership ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Social Services ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Team Work . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Summer Reads Tutor - Twin Cities Metro Area

Program Start/End Date
06/11/2018  -   08/05/2018

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
Less than High school

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  12/28/2017  To  05/11/2018 

Contact LaTiona Washington
700 Raymond Ave
Saint Paul   MN   55114
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 39323