A program of HandsOn Greater Phoenix, we are called Your Experience Counts because we believe you’re 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 the following Central Arizona area districts and schools: Mesa Public Schools, Balsz Elementary School District, Osborn School District, Dysart Unified School District, Imagine Desert West Charter School, and Orangewood Elementary. To see some of our volunteers in action, check out this video, produced by Mesa Public Schools Ed-TV: