All Star Kids Tutoring
All-Star Kids Tutoring (ASKT) brings the community together to foster literacy skills in children. ASKT provides free of charge, one-on-one volunteer literacy tutoring to second- and third-grade students struggling to master basic reading skills. We form successful tutoring relationships and our volunteers teach children to read. The ASKT program partners with Title I elementary schools throughout the Valley in order to provide students, identified by their teachers as behind their grade level in reading, with additional assistance. Our students are predominately from low-income homes, and are unlikely to receive this much needed one-on-one reading instruction elsewhere. We recruit, train and support community volunteers who will tutor and mentor one student for the duration of the school year. In the libraries of partner schools around the Valley, groups of approximately 15 tutor and student pairs meet the same day each week for 90 minutes. Each meeting includes an hour of one-on-one tutoring, a healthy snack and drink break, and a literacy related group activity. ASKT also supports children's literacy by working with students' families and providing them with home libraries.