Florida Reading Corps

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About Us

Florida Reading Corps is an evidence-based early literacy program that places AmeriCorps members as tutors into preschool classrooms to provide children with enhanced opportunities to develop their early language and literacy skills in preperation for Kindergarten. Florida Reading Corps is a replication of the the successful Minnesota Reading Corps model. 

Reading Corps is a breakthrough AmeriCorps program that is changing academic outcomes for thousands of students. With more than 1,900 tutors serving in 12 states and Washington D.C., Reading Corps is helping more than 40,000 students each year become successful readers. It combines the power of national service with literacy science to deliver proven approaches that help struggling learners transform into confident students – something that translates into all areas of their lives.

Because Reading Corps tutors are in the schools on a full-time basis, they are providing consistent, daily early literacy support, which is the reason why this model has a greater impact on student success. Tutors commit to a year or more of service, and receive rigorous training plus ongoing expert literacy coaching throughout the year. With the use of rich data assessments, they ensure their efforts produce the desired results – helping children get ready for Kindergarten.

To see our tutors in action, watch this 3-minute video: https://youtu.be/1mUBRgLG2lQ