Colorado Reading Corps
Colorado Reading Corps, brought to Colorado by Mile High United Way, is operated by Colorado Youth for a Change and is a replication of the proven and successful Minnesota Reading Corps. The program supports PreK through third grade students in school districts across the state, to increase early literacy and reading proficiency. Reading Corps places AmeriCorps members in classrooms to provide one-on-one tutoring to students reading below grade level.
If a student is not reading at grade level by third grade, this can be a key indicator to a student dropping out of school in the future. As a leader in the area of student reengagement, CYC understands the importance of literacy for all students.
Bring Colorado Reading Corps to Your School
Colorado Youth for a Change manages the implementation of Colorado Reading Corps, a program that supports PreK children as well as kindergarten through third grade students to increase reading proficiency. The program places AmeriCorps members in schools to provide daily, one-on-one tutoring to students reading below grade level (kindergarten through third grade), as well as small group and whole classroom math and literacy support for PreK children. Tutors provide targeted reading skill practice, commonly called interventions, primarily in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency.
If you’re interested in bringing Colorado Reading Corps to your school, please contact Vanessa at VanessaN@youthforachange.org.
Colorado Reading Corps is made possible in Larimer and Weld Counties in part through the generous support of United Way of Larimer County and United Way of Weld County and their donors.