Colorado Reading Corps - Metro Denver

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Agency: Colorado Youth for a Change

Areas Served: Metro Denver

Program Description: 

Colorado Reading Corps’ mission is to help all students read proficiently by the end of third grade. To do so, we place talented, passionate, and dedicated adults of all ages into elementary schools throughout the Metro Denver Area to serve full time as literacy tutors. Colorado Reading Corps tutors help students build literacy skills to increase students’ reading proficiency. Tutors support each student’s classroom instruction by using evidence-based reading interventions in one-on-one sessions with students who are reading below grade level during the school day, and provide additional support to enrichment programs before and after school to further support their students, school, and community. Colorado Reading Corps tutors serve full-time in their schools, Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend group service opportunities.

Program Impact:

  • Over 7000 students have been served by the Colorado Reading Corps program in the Denver area since the program began in 2012
  • 90% of third graders in the program exceeded target growth rates in the 16-17 school year.
  • 95% of tutors, teachers, supervisors and admin surveyed in 2016-17 agree or strongly agree that Colorado Reading Corps has a positive impact on the students in the program.

Program Contact – Beth Kleinman, Program Manager,




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