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1110 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742



Mission Statement

The mission of America Reads*America Counts (AR*AC), a partnership between the University of Maryland and Prince George's County Public Schools, is to provide a high quality mentoring program that enriches learning opportunities for both college and elementary school students.

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Apply now to mentor local children! 

Spend 6 hours of your week helping to support the academic growth of local children attending Prince George's County Public Schools! Apply to become a mentor in the America Reads, America Counts, or Partners in Print program. 

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Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until August 28, 2019. 

Have questions about volunteering with America Reads, America Counts, or Partners in Print? Email us at 

Statistics and Important Numbers

During the 2016 – 2017 school year, 485 AR*AC mentors:

  • Spent 1,455 hours in elementary schools each week 
  • Partnered with 18 Title I  Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) 
  • Helped 25.5 percent of their first and second grade mentees increase reading ability by at least three book levels
  • Helped 44.9 percent of their fourth grade mentees increase math scores by at least 20 percent 
  • Impacted more than 4,000 PGCPS students and parents!


Help support America Reads, America Counts, and Partners in Print mentors and team leaders learn important professional skills and make a positive impact for kids in our community! 

Make a donation to the America Reads*America Counts*Partners in Print Mentor Scholarship. Your donation not only supports University of Maryland students, but also supports education for young children! By donating to this scholarship fund, you help to:

  • Provide a strong academic experience for elementary school children in the Prince George’s County Public Schools, ultimately helping more children be successful in reading and math and reducing the impact of the achievement gap.
  • Support University of Maryland students with the opportunity for work experience, especially in the area of teaching, and provide professional development in teaching and leadership.
  • Enhance University of Maryland students understanding of the complexities of public K-12 education and empower them to be education advocates.
  • Strengthen the relationship between the University of Maryland and its home community, Prince George’s County. 

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