Summer Reads

Summer Reads AmeriCorps member reads with two children

Summer Reads

Make a difference in a child’s life.

See positions and apply

What is Summer Reads?

Summer Reads provides literacy services and mentorship to low-income children (primarily K-5) in schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations across Minnesota.

Mentors and Coaches bring literacy to life through a variety of activities, including one-to-one tutoring and enrichment activities, using arts and drama to explore language.

This year, we're excited to partner with Ampact to bring Summer Reads to even more people!

Summer Reads Mentor reading with two children

In 2024, Summer Reads Mentors will apply through Ampact as a Summer Youth Learning and Enrichment Fellow. Make sure that you mention you want to join Summer Reads with Literacy Minnesota!

Summer Reads Mentors serve full-time Monday-Friday for 12 weeks and are compensated with $1,100 every two weeks. Site placements are available in many locations statewide.

Benefits and eligibility

  • Must have at least a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent before tutoring any program participants.
  • Must be 17 by service enrollment date.

    • 17 year olds are eligible as long as they are on track to receive a high school diploma or equivalent degree.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or legal permanent resident.

  • Must not have served four or more prior terms of service with AmeriCorps State or National.

  • Must be able to pass mandatory National Service Criminal History Checks.

  • Must speak, read and write English fluently.

  • Positions that require driving will require a valid driver’s license and ability to pass a driving record check. Some positions require access to a personal vehicle for transportation.

  • Basic computer skills, including the ability to navigate online systems and email.

  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of up to $1,459.

  • Biweekly living allowance of approximately $1,100.

  • Training and professional development.

Apply for a Summer Reads position


Please contact Stevie Lewis (651-251-9088).