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Topic: Education

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Designing Volunteer Literacy Programs For Successful Intergenerational Tutoring

Literacy development is intensely social, and senior tutoring meets this important need, as well as others, for students who are learning to read. This 2000 National Service Fellows study by Amy Blake, Senior Volunteers in Literacy Programs: A study of design and practice, seeks to understand the unique bond that occurs between seniors and students, and articulates how intergenerational relationships work in conjunction with program design, tutoring practices, and tutoring environment, to positively impact students, and to create successful literacy programs, as well as feelings of satisfaction and effectiveness for volunteers. Although the study focuses on seniors, these are principles that could easily be applied to other volunteer tutors as well.

Click here to read the full article at the Resource Center.


The Resource Center is your one-stop shop for online tools and training resources to strengthen your volunteer or service program. Sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service and administered by ETR Associates, The Resource Center is the central point for:

  • Sharing training and technical assistance information among the Corporation’s National Service programs
  • Sharing information with potential grantees to help them apply for Corporation resources
  • Providing technical assistance to any organization using volunteers to strengthen local communities
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