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Colorado Reading Corps

Colorado Reading Corps, brought to Colorado by Mile High United Way, is operated by Colorado Youth for a Change. Reading Corps is a replication of the proven and successful Minnesota Reading Corps. The program supports kindergarten through third grade students in school districts across the state, to increase reading proficiency. Reading Corps places AmeriCorps members in classrooms for one school year 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.

What Sets Colorado Reading Corps Apart:

Building Relationships with Students

  • One-on-one reading interventions are provided by AmeriCorps tutors to increase reading proficiency and help students build confidence in the classroom.

Academic Progress

  • In the 2018-2019 school year, 71% of students are exceeding their target growth rate in reading, growing by more than one year.

Coaching Support

  • Colorado Reading Corps uses a coaching model where there are frequent observations and coaching by experiences Master Coaches to ensure the program and interventions are implemented with fidelity.

Data-driven Model

  • Tutors conduct assessments every week with each student to track and share their progress.

Our Impact

Bring Colorado Reading Corps to Your School

Colorado Youth for a Change manages the implementation of Colorado Reading Corps, a program that supports kindergarten through third grade students in seven school districts across the state, to increase reading proficiency. The program places AmeriCorps members in classrooms for one school year to provide one-on-one tutoring to students reading below grade level. 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 Beth Kleinman at bethk@youthforachange.org

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