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Bartow, FL. Monday, July 11th – AmeriCorps Polk Reads, a program of the Polk Education Foundation, is currently seeking individuals interested in being tutors in their kindergarten – third grade reading tutoring program.  AmeriCorps Polk Reads has opportunities at select public elementary schools throughout Polk County.  Members are trained to tutor students who are below grade level in reading, thru one-on-one personalized sessions.  This position requires 24 – 35 hours a week and provides a monthly living allowance. Individuals who meet the required number of service hours can also earn a Segal Education Award to help pay for college, graduate school, or, to pay back qualified student loans. Qualifying tutors can also gift the Segal Education Award to a child or grandchild.

The program provides reading tutoring training and opportunity to earn a CPR and First Aid certificate.  Tutors are placed in teams of 3 or 4 at local elementary schools to provide reading tutoring during the school day to students who are reading below grade level.  This established, grant funded program has partnered with the Polk County Public Schools for 20 years to help young students increase their literacy skills.
Those interested who are 18 and older with a high school diploma/GED should contact Steve Chapman, Program Director at steve.chapman@polk-fl.net or 863-534-0519 x208.

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