In an effort to increase reading, math and family literacy proficiency for children,
the FWS program will reimburse 100% of the wages earned by a student who is employed
performing these job duties.
Family Literacy Projects: The definition is consistent with the Even Start and Head Start definitions of Family
Literacy programs and are not just limited to tutoring positions. Family literacy
projects provide services to families with preschool age children or elementary school
children. Family literacy activities may include training tutors, performing administrative
tasks such as coordinating the tutors, or working as an instructional aide who prepares
the materials for the project.
Reading or Math Tutors: Preschool age is a child from infancy through Pre-K. Elementary school age K-8th
grade (9th grade for math). There is flexibility in determine the job description
and duties of a tutor. For example, a reading tutor could be an FWS student who reads
to a group of preschoolers in a public library. Training for a tutoring position must
be limited and only for a reasonable and limited length of time; not to exceed 20
All students must be enrolled at least half-time (six credits) and must not work more
than 30 hours per week or the total amount of their work-study award. Students are
awarded FWS for the academic year. Job positions must not replace full-time workers.
A pool of motivated, work-ready student candidates are currently available. This is
an excellent opportunity to expand your services/operations and provide a learning
experience for OCC students.
Goal of the Program
- Provide students a hands-on learning experience while outside the classroom
- Provide additional resources for nonprofit, for-profit and government agencies to
expand their services.
Contact Student Financial Resources and Scholarships at 248.341.2240 to request information
to become an off-campus partner for student employment.