America Reads Challenge

WHAT IS THE AMERICA READS CHALLENGE?

The America Reads Challenge (ARC) at Georgia Southern University is a federal initiative that sponsors college students to serve as reading tutors for at-risk children (Kindergarten through the Third Grade) in Bulloch County. The goal is to have every child read on grade level by the end of the third grade. ARC tutors serve at least two hours a week at local elementary schools, working individually with children in reading and language arts under the supervision of a teacher.

 

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR TUTORS?

  • Must be a student of Georgia Southern University
  • Must not have another college work-study position
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must be eligible for the Federal College Work-study Program
  • Must have the desire and ability to work with children

 

WHAT ARE THE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES FOR TUTORS?

  • Attend a scheduled training session
  • Work to promote reading skills for children in grades K-3
  • Provide your own transportation to and from your assigned school
  • Comply with all policies and procedures in the ARC tutor manual
  • Report to work on time and in appropriate attire

 

HOW DO I APPLY?

Last updated: 1/8/2016

Educational Opportunity Programs • PO Box 8071-1, Statesboro, GA 30460• (912) 478-2387• EOP@georgiasouthern.edu