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"Give someone a fish, feed him for a day; teach someone to fish, feed him for life." -Anonymous

America Reads tutors 2013-2014

The University of Kansas America Reads Challenge program is part of a larger, national campaign initiated by President Bill Clinton to help "at-risk" students develop reading skills. University of Kansas America Reads tutors are Federal Work Study award recipients and work exclusively in Title 1 elementary schools in the Lawrence USD 497 school district with at risk students on improving their reading skills. Tutors read aloud to students, prepare lessons to build reading skills, and provide students with an opportunity to practice reading. Additionally, tutors serve a positive role model, offering encouragement and motivation to become life long readers. Our mission is to...

  • To provide quality tutoring to Title 1 elementary students in the area of reading.
  • To help students improve their reading skills and abilities.
  • To provide students with a supportive environment in which to succeed.
  • To engage children with reading in such a way to help them find enjoyment in it.

Contact


Payton Friess or Holly Ranker
America Reads Coordinators
School of Education
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Road
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 214
americareads@ku.edu
(785) 864-6019


America Reads Coordinator

Payton FriessPayton Friess
KU America Reads

Coordinator
americareads@ku.edu

Holly RankerHolly Ranker
KU America Reads

Coordinator
americareads@ku.edu

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