24012 Calle De La Plata, Suite 400
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Times may be changing, but our Mission has not.
To support at-risk readers through this unprecedented time, Parentis Foundation is collaborating with its after-school program partners to ensure students’ success. In accordance with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, the foundation pivoted from providing in-person reading tutoring sessions to fully online virtual tutoring through:
- Training of tutors on Web conferencing tools.
- Delivering over 150 book kits to tutors and students.
- Hosting over 100 weekly online reading sessions.
- Implementing protocols assuring the safety of students and tutors, as well as quality of the online sessions. Each student/tutor session is supervised by an Experience Corp OC trained monitor.
Did you know? A child is 4 times more likely not to graduate from high school if they cannot read proficiently by the 4th grade!
A Winning Combination!
By helping young students become great readers, Experience Corps OC contributes to a “triple win” in which children, older adult volunteers, and our community realize enduring benefits.
Since 2017, Experience Corps tutors have provided over 8,000 one-to-one reading tutoring sessions to struggling readers!
“Childhood illiteracy is a predictor of adult poverty: If a child is not reading proficiently by the fourth grade, they are four times more likely not to graduate high school,” says Parentis Foundation Executive Director Janice Frechette-Artinger. “Thanks to the commitment of our Experience Corps volunteers, these students will have the opportunity to improve their reading skills, while also benefitting from their tutor’s patience, wisdom, and mentorship. It’s a win-win for both generations.”
Learn more about the Parentis Foundation
and our flagship program: Experience Corps OC | a program affiliate of AARP Foundation Experience Corps