This week, Reading Corps and Math Corps members across the state kicked off their year of service! While getting to know each other and more about the year ahead, they pledged to get things done in their communities. Service Kick-offs were held in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, Willmar, Rochester, Detroit Lakes, Grand Rapids, Mankato, Mounds View and Sartell. A very special AmeriCorps thank you to Representative Jennifer Shultz (Duluth) and Senator Carla Nelson (Rochester) who attended Kick-Offs in their cities and led the AmeriCorps pledge.
With so many passionate people beginning their service, there has been great coverage from the media.Detroit Lakes TribuneFOX29 KAAL Mankato Free PressWDIO West Central Tribune
Next week, tutors from across Minnesota will gather at the Minneapolis Convention Center to complete training in evidence based interventions, progress monitoring, data collection, benchmarking and more. Stay tuned for more updates!
If you or someone you know would like to give their time as a tutor this school year there are still opportunities to begin in September, October and January! Tutors can choose to serve 18, 25, 35 or 40 hours a week. While they serve, members receive great perks like a stipend every two weeks and up to $4,200 for college tuition or loans. Health insurance is available at no cost to members serving full-time (35+ hours a week) and childcare assistance is available to eligible families. To learn more, visit readingandmath.net.
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