NB Early Childhood awarded two Reading Corps positions

Minnesota Reading Corps, a statewide initiative to help every Minnesota child become a successful reader by the end of third grade, plans to grow nearly 40 percent and place more than 1,000 tutors in preschools and elementary schools statewide.

It was recently announced that North Branch Area Public Schools has been awarded two Minnesota Reading Corps positions; 1 full-time member and 1 part-time member.

One of more than 600 sites awarded, North Branch Early Childhood is actively recruiting to fill these two positions immediately for the 2012-2013 school year.

Tutors will work with 3-5 year olds to implement research-based, early-literacy strategies.

Minnesota Reading Corps tutors commit to 11 months of AmeriCorps service, during which they receive a modest living allowance bi-weekly and an education award. Full-time tutors may also receive health insurance.

Who makes a good Minnesota Reading Corps member? Recent college grads who would like to build their resume, highly motivated high school grads, retired teachers, or adults thinking about a career change.

Those interested in learning more and applying to serve for one year are encouraged to visit www.MinnesotaReadingCorps.org or contact Anna Peters at 866-859-2825.

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