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Applications being accepted for mentors, coordinators for W.Va. summer reading program
Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 3:18 AM EST
AmeriCorps is looking for 500 mentors and community coordinators for a summer program that helps 3,000 West Virginia children maintain and improve reading skills.
Mentors are college or college-bound students willing to help children study reading, writing, art and drama. They also make family visits and complete a community service project.
Community coordinators recruit volunteers, help raise awareness and involve family and community members in a child's learning.
For 300 hours of service, mentors and coordinators get an $1,850 living allowance and a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, good toward college tuition or loans.
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