Five College America Reads/Counts Program

Five College America Reads/Counts Program

The Five College America Reads Tutor Program is a collaborative effort of college administrators from five area campuses, and the Five Colleges, Inc. office, which strives to insure that all children in the community are reading independently by the end of the third grade. Enlisted students from Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts have joined together in the America Reads/America Counts Program to help area schools and agencies serving elementary age children to obtain math and reading tutors at no cost.

Recently, Five College America Reads Tutors had over 200 tutors at over 30 different local schools and community agencies, including elementary schools, after-school programs, libraries, and child care services. The response from both the tutors and the work sites has been overwhelmingly positive.

Interested in becoming a tutor?

The first step is to attend an overview training session

Returning tutor?

Let us know that you'll be continuing this year.

Questions about joining America Reads? Contact Elizabeth Barker.