Students are invited to attend an informational session on the Minnesota Reading Corps program Tuesday, April 28 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in CMU 227 OR 8-9 p.m. in CMU 205.

This statewide program exists to help all Minnesota children become successful readers. The research-driven program trains members to use certain reading interventions with Pre-K through 3rd grade students to improve and strengthen their literacy skills. The program focuses on one-on-one tutoring and positive interaction with students.

The session will be presented by Sara Watson, MSUM graduate and current volunteer coordinator at Reinertsen Elementary School in Moorhead. Watson graduated from MSUM with a BA in Studio Arts with an emphasis in Printmaking. After graduation, she found herself drawn to working in the non-profit and public service sector. A friend was serving in the MN Reading Corps and Watson saw the program as both a challenge and a way to help children with their reading skills. She appreciates how the MN Reading Corps and AmeriCorps keep the important issues of racial and social justice, poverty, and literacy in the forefront, and allow people to participate as active citizens.

MN Reading Corps opportunities are open to all, regardless of your major. Education majors are especially encouraged to attend.

For further information: www.minnesotareadingcorps.org or www.americorps.gov or www.serveminnesota.org