America Reads Mississippi

America Reads Mississippi


America Reads-Mississippi (ARM) is dedicated to improving the reading skills of students, encouraging public awareness and support of literacy, and helping to increase the number of certified teachers in Mississippi.

Program Objectives

Getting Things Done

  • Tutor full-time K – 3rd grade students in reading one-on-one and in small groups during the school day, before and after school, and in the summer.
  • Initiate local and statewide literacy-related community service projects.

Member Development

  • Attend regular ARM Regional Training.
  • Attend Tutor Training provided by the State Literacy Specialist.
  • Use the AmeriCorps education award to enroll in an institution of higher learning.

Strengthening Communities

  • Recruit community volunteers to assist with service projects.

Tutors With a Mission