Our third program year is winding down in Baltimore. To close out the year, Baltimore program staff hosted their Impact Awards on a sunny evening at Union Mill.
By The Numbers
The northern-most cohort of Literacy Lab tutors served in a dozen Baltimore schools in the 2017-18 school year. 34 Literacy Lab tutors served in Pre-K classrooms and elementary schools, providing highly targeted interventions for Baltimore City Schools students for more than 600 students. These tutors work in small groups and one-on-one with students every day to build foundational reading skills, from oral language and vocabulary to reading fluency.
Celebrating the 2017-18 Tutors
We’ve had quite a few enjoyable get-togethers in the courtyard at Union Mill, and the Baltimore Impact Awards was no exception. As a send-off, Baltimore program staff gave each tutor a photo of them working with one of the students at their school site. Together, the corps and staff celebrated more than 50,000 hours of service in Baltimore this school year! That’s the equivalent of more than 2,000 days served by Literacy Lab tutors in Baltimore City Schools this year.
Continuing to Grow Our Impact
At The Literacy Lab, we know that some of our strongest tutors are the ones that have done it all before. With at least a year of knowledge and experience under their belt, returning tutors jump into the school year ready to maximize their time with students. Next year, Baltimore is welcoming back nearly a third of this year’s corps. We’re also excited to introduce the inaugural cohort of Leading Men Fellows to Baltimore this fall! Baltimore Literacy Lab tutors and Leading Men Fellows will continue to build strong readers across the city next school year!
There’s still time to apply to serve in the B’More Corps next school year! You can find more information about serving as a Literacy Lab tutor on our website.