In the District, according to 2013 CAS scores, roughly 44 percent of children read on grade level by the third grade.  Fifty-six percent of D.C. children are behind.  AARP Experience Corps works to change that by utilizing volunteer tutors 50 and older who are dedicated to helping children become great readers before they finish the third grade. The program is focused on grades kindergarten through third grade, with reading tutors working alongside teachers to improve children’s literacy.  Volunteers are needed for the 2014-2015 school year. To learn more about volunteering in DC schools through AARP Experience Corps, contact Monica Green, or 202-434-6426 for more information.