Michigan nonprofits to expand reading-tutor program to 16 schools

07/14/2013 | MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration)

A collaboration of nonprofits in Michigan, including the United Way and Americorps, will provide one-on-one tutors to struggling K-3 students in 16 schools across the state in a program called the Michigan Reading Corps. In a pilot held last year, Americorps volunteers tutored students for 20 minutes a day, and principals reported that most students receiving the services gained a year in reading skills. "I think this program is a total game changer for Michigan," said Tony Campbell, a member of the Michigan Community Service Commission.

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