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AARP Joins Forces with Experience Corps

January 30, 2011

AARP is joining forces with Experience Corps, one of the nation’s most highly-regarded intergenerational service programs, engages older adult volunteers to help improve K-3 literacy in underserved schools.  Currently, 2,000 Experience Corps volunteers serve 230,000 K-3 students in disadvantaged schools across the country.  The new relationship supports the priorities of both organizations.  “Reading levels of young children in America are in crisis,” said Lester Strong, CEO of Experience Corps.  “Almost 70% of our nation’s children reach the 4th grade unable to read at a proficient level.  By joining forces with AARP, Experience Corps will be able to make an even bigger difference for our children, and at the same time, leverage the experience and dedication of AARP’s millions of members.

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Experience Corps: Volunteering

AARP Experience Corps: Tearh Thompson

 
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