Colorado Reading Corps is a nationally replicated model that utilizes AmeriCorps Members, trained in early intervention literacy strategies, to provide one-on-one tutoring to kindergarten
through third-grade students who are not reading at grade level.
United Way of Larimer County launched Colorado Reading Corps in Thompson School District in August 2014. In 2018, Colorado Youth for a
Change has stepped in and taken control of the program while United Way of Larimer County is still funding its efforts. With United Way sponsoring the program, it allows funding for 15
tutors in Thompson School District elementary schools and two tutors in Estes Park School District. These tutors are able to work one-on-one with 15-20 students per day to improve the child's
literacy. As a part of this critical program, nearly 800 students are served per year with more 70 percent showing academic progress.
From August 2020 - January 2021, Colorado Reading Corps served 166 students, with 86.2% of students above their target growth.