About 50 Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps tutors pledged to serve Minnesota students in the 2019-2020 school year Monday during the AmeriCorps Pledge Ceremony at the Willmar Conference Center in Willmar.

The literacy and math tutors are placed in Willmar-area schools and commit to a year of service in the community.

Reading Corps and Math Corps are statewide initiatives that help around 35,000 students across the state with proficiency in reading by the end of third grade and in math by the end of eighth grade.