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Robert Hodder works with Experience Corps in Washington, D.C., to help K-3rd graders with their reading skills. Previous volunteer experiences include assisting the homeless and the hungry. He oversees Executive Communications for AARP.
Earlier this month I began my Experience Corps work with Washington, D.C. elementary school kids to build their reading skills. It has been both exhilarating and exhausting. And although I’m having a tremendous amount of fun, I am already developing calluses on my back side getting used to sitting in a chair that’s only 14 inches off the ground! H. L. Mencken once famously said, “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.” My Experience Corps corollary …