Great news! The Youth Literacy Program has expanded the paid internship program to include the W. Buncombe Elementary School after-school program run by the Asheville YMCA. Three Erwin High School teens participating in the M.A.N.O.S. program were selected for this internship.
The M.A.N.O.S. program (Mentoring and Nurturing Our Students) offers mentorship, support, and resources to help students achieve their academic and career goals. The program works to cultivate a culture of academic achievement, social engagement, and community accountability among Latino youth.
Some of the activities and services offered by M.A.N.O.S. include academic tutoring, college and career exploration, leadership development, and community service opportunities. The partnership with the Youth Literacy Program is a terrific avenue to support these goals!
The interns provide 1:1 reading tutoring to elementary-age students in the after-school program. The interns received training on effective literacy instructional strategies and have been provided resources and materials to use with their students. The tutoring pairs meet Monday through Thursday during the Y.M.C.A. after-school program to work on literacy skills, including phonics skills, vocabulary development, fluency, and reading comprehension. In addition, the tutors use literacy games, children’s literature, and engaging lessons to inspire the students to become strong readers. Learn more about the Igniting Superheroes Readers internship.