Our program is called Your Experience Counts because we believe that you are an important piece of the equation when it comes to supporting student achievement. You have a wealth of personal and professional experiences that make you an asset in the classroom. You don’t need to have previous teaching or mentoring experience; we’ll help with that. What you do need is a willingness to share your time and talents with your students.
Your Experience Counts is a dynamic academic mentoring program that brings community organizations and volunteers aged 50+ together to give students in under-resourced schools the extra edge they need to succeed. We work closely with our school district partners to recruit and train volunteers to work alongside teachers in the classroom, one-on-one or with small groups of 3rd through 6th graders, on reading, writing, math and science.
Your Experience Counts is proud to partner with Mesa Public Schools, Balsz Elementary Schools, Osborn Schools, and Dysart Elementary Schools.