America Reads & Counts Program

America Reads & America Counts

"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."

-Mark Van Doren

America Reads and Counts was initiated in 1997 under president Bill Clinton as a nationwide objective to get children in our school systems to read independently and fluently by the end of elementary school.  With the success of the America Reads program, the America Counts program was launched in 1999 with the initiative to improve students' mathematical skills.

Our America Reads & Counts programs at SUNY Geneseo have been serving the local community since 2000.  Through this program, we send college tutors to work in local elementary schools, after school programs, and connect for virtual tutoring over zoom.  We currently partner with the following school districts in Livingston County:  Geneseo Central, Avon Central, Livonia Central, Dansville Central, & Keshequa Central.  

The program is coordinated through the Office of Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement at SUNY Geneseo. Tutors can be paid through Federal Work Study if eligible, or can volunteer their time in the program. 

Complete this interest form to receive updates from the student leadership team.

Contact coordinators Julianna Wolf at or Mackenzie DeRider, director of student volunteerism and community engagement at or call (585) 245-5893 with any questions.