Stories of Service


By: Mayank Gupta


Back to School: Seniors Help Struggling Students

It wouldn’t be completely accurate to call them “volunteers” or “retirees”, but a growing number of Minnesota seniors who have left the workforce are giving back by going back to school.

They are members of the Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps, serving in preschools and elementary and middle schools throughout the state, tutoring one-on-one or in small groups with children who are having difficulty mastering their reading or math skills.

Star Tribune article from April 13, 2011

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