Posted April 20, 2009
Victoria Phung’s interest in working with children and fond memories of elementary school math drew her to participate in the federal America Reads and Counts program through Bowdoin. This program allows students eligible for Federal Work Study to earn their wages as tutors in local schools. Additionally, the program is intended to provide learning opportunities to both the schools’ students and the Bowdoin student tutors.
Tori's role has extended beyond just tutoring, as she became the program's student coordinator at the Hawthorne Elementary School. This year, Tori is further deepening her involvement by serving as the McKeen Fellow for Community Engagement for the entire America Reads and Counts program at Bowdoin. As a McKeen Fellow she will work with McKeen Center staff to hire, train, and schedule tutors, and maintain ongoing communication with schools and tutors. Tori hopes to see wide participation and positive responses from students and schools about the program.
“The America Reads and Counts program is intended to provide learning opportunities for both college students and local elementary and middle school students.”