Governor Polis expands tutoring and student support programs


DENVER – Governor Jared Polis’ Commission on Community Service has received funding from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Program and AmeriCorps to expand a tutoring and support program for students.

The program will put 470 AmeriCorps members in Colorado communities to help with math and reading initiatives for K-8 students.

Governor Polis said: “This pandemic has forced our educators, students and families to face unique challenges. The Colorado Tutoring Corps Initiative will help students meet these challenges by providing educators and additional tutoring to fill learning gaps and build back even stronger.

The CYC has helped more than 5,820 students in 17 Colorado school districts after research shows the pandemic will increase dropout rates by up to nine percent across the United States This year, with new funding, More than 10,000 students in more than 26 school districts will be served by the program between the 2021-2022 school year.

Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera said: Helping the next generation of Coloradans recover from the effects of the pandemic is essential to our efforts to build back stronger. The additional support AmeriCorps members will provide to Colorado students through the Tutoring Corps initiative will put our students and our state on the path to long-term success.

As part of the initiative’s expansion, CYC will launch two previous programs called Reading Corps and Corps for a Change as well as a brand new program called Math Corps, a replica of a Minnesota program that has helped students between fourth and eighth grades catching up in math class.

To learn more about the Colorado Tutoring Corps Initiative, please visit the site.

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