President Clinton announced the American Reads Challenge in 1996. This initiative calls on all Americans to support teachers and help ensure that every American child can read well and independently by the end of the third grade. The NJIT Literacy Corps allows eligible students the option of serving as tutors for children who need extra help to read well. NJIT students work with the Newark Literacy Campaign, elementary schools, and as part of the Greater Newark American Reads Program.
Who Can Participate
Students who have been awarded federal college work-study and are in good academic standing.
What Students Are Doing
Students are serving as literacy tutors at Burnett Street Elementary School in Newark. Students work one-on-one with children in after school tutorial program at the Protestant Center for Children in Newark.
How to Participate
Eligible students can contact the NJIT Service Corps.