Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Want to Mentor Kids & Develop Leadership Skills?

Apply now to be an America Reads/America Counts Mentor for Fall 2012!

Enjoy working with kids? Develop leadership skills and get some real work experience while making a difference in Prince George’s County! ARAC mentors who have Federal Work Study start at $10/hr – it’s the best paying job on campus!

Need internship credit to graduate? Intern with America Reads*America Counts!

Final application deadline is August 31 @ 5pm.
Visit www.arac.umd.edu for more information. To apply, visithttp://thestamp.umd.edu/lcsl/involvement/arac/become_a_mentor/index.html

Here is a little more information about each program:

AMERICA READS: America Reads Mentors work one-on-one with 1st and 2nd grade students in Prince George's County elementary schools who are struggling with reading. Training is provided. Shifts available: Monday through Friday, 7:30am-11:30am.

AMERICA COUNTS: America Counts Mentors work with small groups of 4th graders in Prince George's County elementary schools who are struggling with math. Mentors provide homework help, and engage students in math “centers” that review difficult math concepts in an active, hands-on way. Shifts available: Monday through Thursday, 1:30pm-5pm.

PARTNERS IN PRINT: The Partners in Print program provides a supportive environment where parents can discover how to help their children learn to read. Partners in Print mentors conduct evening workshops in local elementary schools with parents and their Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade children. These workshops are centered on ways parents can engage their children in reading at home. Training is provided.

Workshops are conducted in both English and Spanish. **SPANISH AND FRENCH SPEAKERS ARE HIGHLY DESIRED** Shifts available: Tuesday through Thursday, 5pm-8:30pm.

Questions? Email arac@umd.edu or call 301-314-READ (7323)

Ali Barlow
Coordinator, America Reads*America Counts
0144 Holzapfel Hall
University of Maryland

Phone: 301-314-7321
Email: abarlow@umd.edu