If you want to make a difference in a child’s life, then consider a volunteer program that pairs seniors with elementary students.
Experience Corps OC seeks volunteers age 50 and older to help children in kindergarten through third grade to learn to read. The effort is part of a nationwide AARP program that brings trained retirees to schools and organizations to help struggling kids improve their reading levels.
The program provides volunteers with peer support, mentoring, coaching and ongoing training to help them be successful. In return, the volunteers make a lasting difference for children and schools by building critical literacy skills. Starting this fall, Experience Corps OC will provide literacy tutoring support for students at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley’s Aliso Viejo, San Juan Capistrano and Rancho Santa Margarita sites.
You can find out more about this program by attending an informational meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14 at the Aliso Viejo Library, 1 Journey. RSVP to Karen Banse at 949-244-1560 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information.