Colleges in Action: Programs Employing College Students in P-12 Support Roles

NPSS-Aligned Student Support Programs

There are numerous evidence-based approaches to supporting P-12 students’ holistic thriving. Learn how partnerships between institutions of higher education, schools, districts, and nonprofit organizations can make a breadth of opportunities available for higher education students to serve and work in roles as tutors, mentors, student success coaches, postsecondary transition coaches, and more, in P-12 schools and out-of-school time programs.

Multiple-Subject Tutoring

America Reads at Arizona State University


Program Overview: 

  • Arizona State University’s (ASU’s) America Reads program provides families with educational resources to engage their K-8 children at home. 
  • This program partners with local schools and community centers to offer tutoring, mentoring, and academic skill-building services to children living in low-income regions or attending Title I schools.
  • ASU students serve in these roles through paid positions funded by Federal Work Study or in unpaid positions through Educational Studies Internships.

Program Impact: 

  • From 2018 to 2021, ASU’s America Reads program employed 1068 ASU students, and 47,355 service hours were provided to the community.
  • In the 2018-19 academic year, the America Reads Program served a total of 566 Title I students in Maricopa County at six locations
  • This support contributed to K-8 student achievement goals in writing, reading, reading comprehension, mathematics, and Arizona Academic Standards.

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