OASIS is an intergenerational tutoring program that promotes healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement. OASIS volunteers are trained by the director of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) on assisting students with challenging behaviors, addressing the needs of struggling readers and implementing reading strategies. OASIS tutors meet monthly. Meeting topics are based on the needs assessment of OASIS volunteers.
OASIS Intergenerational tutoring has been implemented in 50 cities and more than 100 school districts across the United States. It has won numerous national, state, and local awards for its success in linking struggling students with trained volunteers who are eager to pass on a love of reading.
- Are volunteers who have a love of reading and a love of children.
- Come with prepared lesson plans.
- Are trained to use a curriculum specially designed by reading professionals for K-4 students.
- Work with the same child(ren) each week.