America Reads and Counts
Work Study Application
This federally funded program is geared towards increasing the
reading and math proficiency of America’s youth in elementary and
middle schools. Lehigh University has been a part of the America Reads
program since 1997 and the America Counts program since 1999. We have
approximately one hundred reading and math tutors each year, who make
a tremendous difference in the lives of the children with whom they
Lehigh students that participate in this program have the opportunity to
work at one of the several local sites including: Fountain Hill
Elementary School, Broughal Middle School, and Holy Infancy School.
Depending on preference and availability, students have the opportunity
to work with children from pre-school through eighth grade during the
regular school day or during afterschool time.
All Lehigh University students are welcome to apply, regardless of
major. Upon acceptance into this program, students will be trained in
basic reading and math instruction, developmentally appropriate
practice, behavior management and diversity. Students then proceed to
tutor at one of our sites for a minimum of three hours per week.
Students who are work-study eligible will be paid through the
university, but we are always willing to take students who want to
volunteer. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to gain useful
skills, while having a meaningful impact on the lives of the children in