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Meet The OCE'S "Fabulous Five,” A Group Of Five Friends Tiutoring Youth In The America Reads Program

According to Anita Ruf-Young, Director of CSU’s Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) housed in the Levin College, her OCE "Fabulous Five" America Reads tutors are doing great work at the Cleveland Public Library branches of Addison, East 131st, Garden Valley, Harvard-Lee, Memorial Nottingham, and Rockport. 
OCE’s America Reads program has been placing tutors in libraries and elementary schools in the Greater Cleveland area since 1998. The program is part of a nationwide effort to improve the reading skills of elementary age children. This objective is achieved locally with funding support from Cleveland Public Library systems and Cleveland State University students who are hired to tutor children on site at the libraries. Tutors also assist children in grades K-8 with math concepts and homework completion.
The five CSU students say they share an interest in connecting with kids, serving as role models, enhancing youth literacy, and easing youth anxiety when asking for academic help. Click here to read their stories.