Detroit: In celebration of recent MEAP test reading gains and to
issue a call for new Reading Corps volunteers,
Detroit Public Schools is
hosting “Reading Corps Week” and holding a Volunteer
Reading Corps Rally and Training
Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Renaissance High
Rally participants will include Detroit Public Schools Emergency
Financial Manager Roy S. Roberts and Superintendent of
Academics Karen Ridgeway, Detroit Free Press Editor and
Publisher Paul Anger, City of Detroit First Lady
Yvette Bing, Compuware Corp. Chief Administrative Officer
Denise Starr and other Compuware leaders who have served as
Reading Corps tutors, City Year Detroit Corps members, current
and future tutors and the famous Curious George, among others.
The Reading Corps Rally and Training is for current tutors from
across metro Detroit, who number nearly 900, as well as future
volunteers. All new volunteers will receive reading tutor
training at the rally.
The March 2 event will also include
a new Video Kiosk stand for Reading Corps volunteers – old and
new alike – to record either why they love being a Reading Corps
volunteer or why they are signing up to tutor.
Refreshments and childcare will be available at the rally. Full
details are available at
calling 313-873-1302. Participants can sign up now at
All current Reading Corps volunteers will be receiving
Thank You packages during “Reading Corps Week,” February 25
– March 1. Cookies and refreshments, provided by the Office of
School Nutrition, will be sent to all current Reading Corps
volunteers at their schools beginning Monday.