In 2003, our first year, Minnesota Reading Corps served 250 children. Today, we’re the nation’s largest AmeriCorps tutoring program and serving nearly 30,000 children each year. To date, our tutors have helped more than 200,000 struggling Minnesota students become strong readers by the end of third grade.
Making Minnesota stronger, one syllable at a time.
From Roseau up north to Albert Lea down south, our tutors are helping students make big gains in reading and get on track for future success. Mastering reading by the end of third grade helps position students to be more capable learners in grades 4-12!
At a Glance
During the 2016-17 school year, Minnesota Reading Corps tutors were placed in schools and preschools across the state. Spending 20 minutes a day with each student, they made incredible gains possible and helped thousands of children to get back on track with reading!
Kids Received Extra Help
Seeing is Believing
Literacy experts, parents, teachers, and students agree — Reading Corps works! See how the program is making a difference for young readers.
I serve to make a difference in the lives of my students and the community in which they live. The one-on-one tutoring gives me a chance to help these kids become confident and fluent readers. That confidence bleeds over to other areas in school and outside of school. Confidence breeds success!