FRYSC CORPS is an AmeriCorps program partnering with the Division of Family Resource and Youth Services Centers to help students who struggle to read well and support FRYSCs. The Corporation for National Community Service funds FRYSC CORPS through a competitive federal grant that provides a living allowance, health benefits and training for individuals to become reading tutors at host FRYSCs throughout districts in targeted Kentucky counties.
FRYSC CORPS members are AmeriCorps members who commit to a year of service and may serve up to two years. They serve under the supervision of FRYSC coordinators in cooperation with principals and teachers to provide individual and small group reading tutoring for students identified as at risk for academic failure. Members are trained to use the Barton Reading and Spelling System which is an Orton-Gillingham influenced, multisensory, phonemic awareness method. Members also support present reading curriculum within host schools to give struggling students the tools necessary to achieve success while in school and beyond.
FRYSC CORPS members are in a unique position to contribute service to FRYSC core components because they are in centers and work directly with students.
Visit FRYSC Corps’ website for more information.
||FRYSC Corps Mission Statement
FRYSC CORPS is an AmeriCorps project, with members committed to serving the children of Kentucky in partnership with caring families, supportive schools and resource centers, active communities and dedicated volunteers, providing literacy-rich opportunities to assist K-12 students in improving their reading skills, benefiting their entire lives.
• 35 AmeriCorps members serve full-time in FRYSCs during the school year.
• Trained reading tutors may work with K-12 students.
• Members provide 15-25 students tutoring for 25+ hours each during the service term.
• Members give direct support for FRYSC core components to eliminate non academic barriers to learning.
• Members earn $12,100 living allowance and $5550 education award paid through the FRYSC Corps grant.
• Members may qualify for AmeriCorps sponsored health insurance and childcare assistance.
• Host sites pay $5500 for 1700 hours of FRYSC Corps service.
• Program begins Sept. 1, 2013, and ends Aug, 31, 2014.