Tutoring program offers benefits for volunteers, students

04/4/2010 | USA Today

Some 2,000 volunteers participate in Experience Corps programs, in which senior citizens are tutors and mentors to about 20,000 elementary-school students in 22 U.S. cities. Studies show the programs -- which pay tutors an annual stipend for their service -- provide health benefits to the tutors as well as academic benefits for the students. "The principals tell us it's more teachable, calmer environment, and a lot of young, first-year teachers say they wouldn't have made it without their volunteer," a program official said.

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