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Review for Experience Corps Bay Area, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I worked at an elementary school in Oakland , Ca and was given 2 second graders reading at low 1st grade levels. By the end of the school year, both children had advance over 1 year in their reading levels. It was heartwarming, rewarding, fun, and I would highly recommend the experience to anyone who enjoys spending time with children. Don't worry if you are successful or if you hit a bump in the road of progress. Both you and your student(s) will have benefitted far more than you realized could be possible. The nicest compliment I have ever received from a 7 year old came so unexpectedly and was so appreciated, I have to pass it along. He said, " I'm going to miss you when you're dead". As someone who could have easily been older than his grandfather, I was so moved by his unfiltered appreciation . Maybe someone that you help will miss you, too. Right now, you are missing them.

Role:  Volunteer