Minnesota has some of the largest education disparities in the nation and you can make all the difference. Join an innovative team dedicated to advancing equity and helping all students succeed.
As a Scholar Coach, you’ll serve at a local school and be embedded in a K-3 classroom. You’ll partner with the classroom teacher to promote scholastic engagement and help students become better readers. Every day, you’ll also meet with students one-on-one or in pairs to provide extra practice and build skills.
With specialized training and on-site coaching, we’ll prepare you to help kids succeed. Students make the most progress when you are there, so Scholar Coaches serve Monday-Friday and are needed for the whole school year. We are currently recruiting Scholar Coaches for the 2023-24 school year, and have options to begin in August, October or January.
This is an AmeriCorps member position with the Total Learning Classroom Initiative of Reading Corps. The initiative focuses on supporting schools with high academic needs. Together, we’re on a mission because kids who read have the power to succeed!
What to Expect
Reading Corps takes ordinary people and trains them to be great Scholar Coaches. Anyone can become a Scholar Coach as long as they have a passion to take action for kids – and meet the following minimum qualifications.
By the time they begin their service, our tutors are:
*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.
Serve as a Scholar Coach and receive a scalable perks package based on your time commitment of 35 or 25 hours per week (when school is in session).
35 hours/week perks:
25 hours/week perks:
*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ at the start of their service term may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child, or stepchild.