Service Learning at College of DuPage

Illinois Youth Center

Organization Address:
300 W 200 Ferry Rd.
Warrenville, IL 60555

Name and Position of Contact Person:
Callie Caughlin, Program Coordinator

Phone Number:
(630) 584-0506 ext. 287

E-mail Address:
ccaughlin@lvillinois.org

Website Address:
www.lvillinois.org

Days/Hours Available for Service Learners:
days and evenings seven days per week

Description of Organization:
Literacy Volunteers of Illinois’ Jump Start program provides literacy tutoring to incarcerated youth at the Illinois Youth Centers.  These students are frequently reading several grade levels lower than normal for their age, and are badly in need of extra help.  IYC Warrenville is a maximum security facility housing young women ages 15-20.  Jump Start is looking for both day and night time tutors.

Description of Service Learner Role:
Jump Start Volunteers provide students with one-on one literacy tutoring, tailored for their particular interests, problems and reading level.  They aim to help the students improve their reading skills and also serve as mentors and role models.

Organization Requirements:
A background check is required.

Number of Placements Available:
4 - 6

 

 

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