This week we are celebrating the Week of the Young Child! The National Association for the Education of Young Children has designated April 10-16 to celebrate and recognize early learning, young children and the families and teachers of young children. If we are lucky, we get the opportunity to experience the birth and development of a child and to experience the amazing depth of goodness felt as that child grows into who he/she is going to be. I remember those days as if just yesterday and Kwesi is approaching 29 years of age. I want that experience for every child and every family! Unfortunately, quality childcare is not a right for every child, though it should be. As we celebrate National Week of the Young Child, let’s commit with all that we are, to doing whatever we can to make sure that quality childcare is the rule and not the exception. If we all do what we can, our children win and their futures are brighter still. This week we also look to Eric Hoffman, Senior Program Manager at Wisconsin Reading Corps to share with us how we can help recruit tutors for our children. Take it away Eric…
See you soon,
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I think this is a question that many of us have wrestled with at one point or another during our lives. Some of us think we are going to be a firefighter, chef, lawyer, president or if we are really ambitious, a superhero. No matter what it is that we wanted to be, or now are, we would not be able to be that thing without the ability to read.
Enter Wisconsin Reading Corps, which provides the opportunity for you to give the lifelong gift of literacy to a child. We are actively hiring tutors for the 2016-17 school year.
Wisconsin Reading Corps is a breakthrough AmeriCorps program that is changing academic outcomes for students across Milwaukee. Wisconsin Reading Corps combines the power of national service with literacy science to deliver proven approaches that help struggling learners transform into confident students – something that translates into all areas of their lives.
The Reading Corps model has a greater impact on student success because Reading Corps tutors are in the schools on a full-time (in most cases) or part-time basis, and provide consistent, daily tutoring. Tutors commit to a year or more of service and receive rigorous training plus ongoing expert literacy coaching throughout the year. With the use of rich data assessments, they ensure their efforts produce the desired results – helping children achieve grade-level reading proficiency.
Whether you are currently in college, just graduated, looking for a career change, or are happily retired, there is an opportunity with Wisconsin Reading Corps to make a real, tangible change in the lives of children.
Currently, Wisconsin Reading Corps is accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about Wisconsin Reading Corps or becoming an Elementary Literacy Tutor for the 2016-17 school year, please visit: http://www.wisconsinreadingcorps.org/