Several Reading Corps and Math Corps tutor positions are unfilled in the Capitol City. The AmeriCorps program, which was just launched in Mississippi in September, is a new resource to help every student become a successful reader by the end of third grade or become proficient in math by the end of eighth grade.
“The need is great,” said Director of Mississippi Programs Karla Edwards. “We know COVID-19 disrupted instruction and created new challenges and our students need support more than ever. I encourage anyone interested in helping Jackson-area students to apply at readingandmath.org/Mississippi/ by December 15th.”
Math Corps tutors and Reading Corps tutors are needed at two different levels of commitment: 32 or 21 hours a week. All tutors receive a stipend every two weeks, plus extra money to pay for college tuition or student loans.
Those who are 55 or older may choose to gift their education award to their child, grandchild, stepchild, or foster child. Tutors serving 32 hours a week also qualify to receive health insurance at no cost.
No tutoring experience is required, and AmeriCorps provides the necessary training to get started as well as ongoing coaching throughout the year. Anyone interested in serving is asked to apply at readingandmath.org/Mississippi/ or call 769-218-8675.