|The AmericaReads program works
in local elementary schools during the school day (8-3), helping children with literacy skills. The structure and idea of the program is very
simple: strong teacher involvement, one-on-one attention, and consistency.
These aspects, combined with 30-minute tutoring sessions once or twice a week, give a child invaluable
confidence and reading improvement. The teachers provide materials
to work with the child and are a resource for any questions. In addition, the
one-on-one attention you provide the students allows for targeted support.
Most importantly, having someone who is there every week really shows a
child how important they are.
Most of the schools
we work with are quite close to the University of Delaware, and many are
serviced by the UD bus system. Others are within walking distance,
and one or two do require personal transportation.
read do better in life. They get better jobs and are put on the road
of Education Wilson