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Minneapolis Public Schools recruits volunteers to support literacy goals

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The volunteer program at the Minneapolis Public Schools, Volunteer MPS, is recruiting enthusiastic volunteers to read to kindergarten, first-, second- and third-grade students. MPS will hold a training session for volunteers interested in becoming literacy tutors, Tuesday, April 5, from 1:30 -3:30 p.m. and Monday, April 18, from 3 – 5 p.m. at MPS Community Education Services, 2225 East Lake Street in Minneapolis.

The effort was developed to enhance the literacy curriculum and support the work already being done in each kindergarten, first-, second- and third-grade classroom. Literacy Tutors will be trained to assist teachers in building crucial skills during classroom literacy instruction in MPS elementary schools.

“The work of narrowing performance gaps between students starts with setting high expectations and increasing literacy and reading levels early in schooling,” said Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson.  “I commend our students, teachers, volunteers and other instructional staff, principals, parents, and community organizations for their belief, support and determination of this goal.”

Volunteers must be able to commit to participating in one-to-two classroom tutoring sessions per week, lasting 1.5 – 2 hours each, from April through June. MPS also requires that all volunteers pass a background check and complete an evaluation before and after the tutoring experience.

For more information or to enroll in a literacy tutor training session, please contact Abe Wofse via phone at 612.668.3989 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



 

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