America reads in the classroom

America Reads

Educating students, developing leaders, achieving together

America Reads at ASU partners with local schools and community centers to send a team of paid college student-tutors to pair with children from low income areas at Title I schools. A mentor relationship is fostered via small-group interactive activities targeting Arizona Academic Standards in reading, writing, and math. The program also provides educational resources for families.



asu students in the classroom

Opportunities for ASU students

Paid positions that make a difference

ASU students have the opportunity to serve as America Reads Community Engagement Ambassadors, a paid position, working with children one-on-one in grades K-8 to provide tutoring and mentoring. Community Engagement Ambassadors create fun, hands-on activities that meet the academic needs of the individual child and also assist with homework, reading and mathematics.

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  • Positions start at $15.25/hour, with opportunities for promotion
  • Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible
  • No experience necessary — training provided
  • Morning & afternoon shifts available
  • Offered fall, spring and summer

How to apply to be an America Reads Community Engagement Ambassador

  1. Verify that your schedule allows you to work one of the available shifts
    1. You must be available for the specific hours listed, as well as the specific day combinations (e.g., MW or TTH or MTWTH). Shift Options: Spring/Fall | Summer
  2. Verify that you are eligible for Federal Work-Study
    1. Please check My ASU to verify your financial aid status and complete the FAFSA (if you haven’t already done so) to see if you are eligible for work-study.
    2. Please review these FWS details which include general info, eligibility, and how to apply.
  3. Apply below to be an America Reads Community Engagement Ambassador