America Reads America Counts
This federally funded program is geared towards increasing the reading and math proficiency of America’s youth in elementary and middle schools. Lehigh University has been a part of the America Reads program since 1997 and the America Counts program since 1999. We have approximately one hundred reading and math tutors each year, who make a tremendous difference in the lives of the children with whom they work.
Lehigh students that participate in this program have the opportunity to work at one of the several local sites including: Fountain Hill Elementary School, Broughal Middle School, and Holy Infancy School. Depending on preference and availability, students have the opportunity to work with children from pre-school through eighth grade during the regular school day or during afterschool time.
All Lehigh University students are welcome to apply, regardless of major. Upon acceptance into this program, students will be trained in basic reading and math instruction, developmentally appropriate practice, behavior management and diversity. Students then proceed to tutor at one of our sites for a minimum of three hours per week. Students who are work-study eligible will be paid through the university, but we are always willing to take students who want to volunteer. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to gain useful skills, while having a meaningful impact on the lives of the children in our community.