Reading Assist Fellows serve in elementary schools across Delaware, providing one-on-one reading instruction to students in kindergarten through third grade who face significant reading challenges. Fellows teach foundational reading skills to students who might never learn to read through traditional classroom education.
Fellows work with up to 8 students for 30-45 minutes each day and meet with an experienced coach every week for support and feedback.
Fellows begin with five weeks of full-time, graduate-level training (conducted online) and then are embedded into high-needs elementary schools in Delaware. Fellows transform the lives of students who may have with have dyslexia or other reading disorders.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training
Reading Assist Fellows receive benefits including:
- A $1,000 biweekly living allowance ($700/biweekly if part-time)
- Up to $4,500 in the form of an education award (determined by the Pell Grant) upon successful completion of 1200 service hours ($3,200 for part-time, 900 service hours)
- A $500 relocation allowance if moving 50 miles or more to serve
- Student loan deferment
- An opportunity to receive professional certification in reading intervention
- Resume-building professional experience
-Childcare Assistance through AmeriCorps for eligible individuals
- Education sector exposure
- Healthcare benefits (full-time only)
*Members who are 55 years of age or older when they begin service may gift the education award to a child or grandchild.
Credential or Certification
High School Graduate
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Our training is conducted online, and we do benchmark testing for our students weekly for the school year. Having access to a device (preferably a laptop) is very important when training, filling out paperwork, or benchmark testing in schools with your students. You are not expected to come in with any background knowledge of benchmarking student's progress, this skill is taught during training.
Subject to criminal background check