Detroit: In celebration of recent MEAP test reading gains and to issue a call for new Reading Corps volunteers, Detroit Public Schools is hosting “Reading Corps Week” and holding a Volunteer Reading Corps Rally and Training Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Renaissance High School.
Rally participants will include Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Roy S. Roberts and Superintendent of Academics Karen Ridgeway, Detroit Free Press Editor and Publisher Paul Anger, City of Detroit First Lady Yvette Bing, Compuware Corp. Chief Administrative Officer Denise Starr and other Compuware leaders who have served as Reading Corps tutors, City Year Detroit Corps members, current and future tutors and the famous Curious George, among others.
The Reading Corps Rally and Training is for current tutors from across metro Detroit, who number nearly 900, as well as future volunteers. All new volunteers will receive reading tutor training at the rally.
The March 2 event will also include a new Video Kiosk stand for Reading Corps volunteers – old and new alike – to record either why they love being a Reading Corps volunteer or why they are signing up to tutor.
Refreshments and childcare will be available at the rally. Full details are available at http://detroitk12.org/readingcorps/or by calling 313-873-1302. Participants can sign up now at http://readingcorpsrally.eventbrite.com/.
All current Reading Corps volunteers will be receiving Thank You packages during “Reading Corps Week,” February 25 – March 1. Cookies and refreshments, provided by the Office of School Nutrition, will be sent to all current Reading Corps volunteers at their schools beginning Monday.