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AARP Foundation Experience Corps Twin Cities Honored for Volunteer Service

Posted on 06/07/19 by Sofia Haan

How are you staying active and engaged in the life of your community? For some in the Twin Cities area, volunteering with local students has allowed them to work alongside those in need and share their abilities with younger generations.

AARP Foundation Experience Corps Twin Cities is a volunteer-based tutoring program that connects adults age 50 plus to their communities by engaging them in the intergenerational work of helping young students become better readers. The program helps these volunteers maintain a sense of purpose by putting their wisdom to work. Their efforts also works to address a major contributor to poverty: the inability of children to read at grade level by the end of third grade. In 2019, 87 volunteers from the Twin Cities community connected with over 700 students over the course of 22,600 tutoring hours. Recently, Experience Corps was featured on KARE 11 discussing their work.

Their hard work and dedication to service was recently honored at a recognition luncheon by Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan. A massive thank you and congratulations to AARP’s volunteers for their all of their hard work!

Interested in Experience Corps and becoming a volunteer in your community? Head for more information.

This story is provided by AARP Minnesota. Visit the AARP Minnesota page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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