CEHD America Reads

Become a Literacy Mentor

CEHD America Reads offers a supportive work environment for undergraduate students to engage, grow, and learn. Literacy mentors gain valuable work experience, build meaningful relationships with youth, and earn work-study funds*.

*Students must already have a work-study award to apply.

Literacy Mentor Job Description

Mentor/tutor K-8th grade youth in Minneapolis and St. Paul schools and community sites. Work in a variety of settings including 1:1 tutoring, small-group tutoring, and as classroom support. Areas of focus include: reading development, homework help, and various educational, mentoring, and enrichment activities. Be a positive and encouraging role model for youth. Literacy mentors work at least 2 shifts per week (4-8 hours per week).

Position Benefits:

  • Flexible scheduling options
  • Paid trainings
  • Transportation is arranged
  • Earn $10.50-11.75 an hour
  • Rewarding and supportive work environment

Apply Today

Contact Jennifer Kohler to initiate the application process at jkohler@umn.edu.

Learn More About Us

For more information about CEHD America Reads please follow this link: About CEHD America Reads.

To keep up with our program throughout the semester, please visit our Facebook: CEHD America Reads.


Emma Heckel
"The most impactful part of working with this organization is seeing each young person progress, whether it is over the course of one session with them, or over an entire semester. Seeing their eyes light up and a huge grin spread across their face makes it 100 percent worth it."

—Emma Heckel, literacy mentor since 2016