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Community Service Federal Work-Study Program

 

America Reads/America Counts Tutors

Skidmore College receives Federal Work-Study funding from the Department of Education to design a community-based project in the Saratoga Springs area to help boost literacy and reading levels within the elementary schools.  As an America Reads / America Counts tutor you can share a love of reading with a child; teach a child additional math skills; connect with the off-campus community; and gain skills that improve your resume while having a fun and challenging experience.

 

Eligibility for the Program

Only students with federal work-study are eligible to participate in this program. Please contact the Student Employment Coordinator at stuemp@skidmore.edu if you are not sure you receive federal work-study.  Apply for a tutoring position using the "Find a Job" option on the Students page.

 

Your Responsibilities as a Tutor

As an America Reads/America Counts tutor you are a representative of Skidmore College, and not only the elementary school will rely upon you, but more important, the children you work with will rely upon you. As a tutor you must be willing to commit yourself to this worthwhile program. Treat your tutoring as seriously as you would your academic work. You will be gaining valuable experience, performing a valuable service to the community, along with helping children learn to read and count.

 

 


Community Service Opportunities

A variety of positions are available at local approved non-profit agencies. Community Service work-study works with such agencies as Saratoga Mentoring, Saratoga Economic Opportunity Council, and the Saratoga Children's Museum. The Community Service work-study program provides students with off-campus employment opportunities which will help the students develop career related skills.

 

Eligibility for the Program

Only students with federal work-study are eligible to participate in this program. Please contact Student Employment Coordinator at stuemp@skidmore.edu if you are not sure you receive federal work-study. Apply for a community service position using the "Find a Job" option on the Students page. 

 

Your Responsibilities

While working out in the community you are a representative of Skidmore College. The agency is counting on you, you are serving the Saratoga Springs community and your work is important. You must be willing to commit yourself to this worthwhile program. Treat your work as seriously as you would your academic work. You will be gaining valuable experience and skills while performing a service to the community.