Questions for New Tutors, Bigs, and Youth Advisors
The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) is asking all students who are beginning to work with our primary educational and mentoring partners (A Better Chance, Big Brothers Big Sisters, El Arco Iris, Girls Inc., and Vela Scholars Program) to answer four questions about your expectations for the experience. The CCE is hoping to understand more about Amherst College students’ experiences working with our partners, and what Amherst College students are learning through this work. This information will be shared with CCE staff, Partnership Staff, and Community Engagement Leaders (CELs).
Amherst College participates in the federal government's "America Reads Challenge," a nation-wide program designed to employ college students "as reading tutors for children to help insure that all children will read independently and on grade level by third grade". America Reads also provides reading tutors for adults who participate in authorized family literacy programs, whose children are receiving tutoring through the America Reads program.