Background Info: President Clinton started the America Reads Challenge to address the fact that 40% of children were not reading at basic level by the end of the third grade.
About: The mission of ARC at the University of Pittsburgh is to support local kindergarten through third grade students develop essential literacy/reading skills though thoughtfully crafted lesson plans in an effort to enhance student’s success in school. ARC tutors work one-on-one with students and act as mentors.
Become a tutor: ARC tutors are federal work study students AND volunteers who serve in local schools and after-school programs. To become a tutor you must serve 8-10 hours per week and commit to one year of service. Monthly trainings are provided so students can effectively tutor their children as well as reach personal and professional development goals.
Tutors are needed for the following times:
If you are a volunteer, please fill out the following form: