OpenDoors of Asheville Builds Readers and Leaders With New Peer-to-Peer Literacy and Tutoring Program
OpenDoors of Asheville proudly introduces AVL Rise, a new peer-to-peer literacy and tutoring program for high school and elementary school students in Asheville City Schools funded by Buncombe County and Dogwood Alliance.
What is AVL Rise?
- The program recruits, trains, and hires high school students at a living wage to serve as tutors for a matched number of struggling early elementary readers.
- Tutors train twice weekly and then meet with younger students twice weekly at partnering elementary schools, resulting in improved literacy outcomes for both tutors and students.
- Tutors gain leadership skills, improve financial literacy, build mentor relationships, and grow their resumes.
- Tutors also have the chance to participate in creative projects with yoga, music, and more!
Program directors are recruiting for up to six more tutors this year. Students and parents interested in AVL Rise should contact David Kennedy or Jasmine Middleton at OpenDoors Asheville: 828.239.8811 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.