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.
In North Branch. Sunrise River School has been awarded one Minnesota Reading Corps literacy tutor and is actively recruiting to fill the position for the 2012-13 school year.
Tutors work one-on-one and in small groups with K-3 students and implement research-based early-literacy strategies to help catch kids up to grade level. The three full-time and one part-time positions at Sunrise River Elementary make a significant difference in the lives of kids.
Minnesota Reading Corps tutors commit to 11 months of AmeriCorps service, during which they receive a modest living allowance of about $500 bi-weekly and an education award. Full-time tutors may also receive health insurance.
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.