posted on July 25, 2011 13:56
Imagine sitting in a doctor’s office and not being able to fill out the forms with your medical information because you cannot read or write, or putting your child to bed without being able to read them a story. According to the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy
, 9% of Newaygo County adults lack basic literacy skills (approximately 3348 people). TrueNorth Community Services is looking for individuals who are interested in volunteering as tutors for adults who cannot read or write above a ninth grade level.
Project Literacy is a local adult literacy program that matches adults who cannot read with volunteer tutors. The matches meet once a week for two hours and work on basic reading and writing skills. The goal of Project Literacy is to ensure that all Newaygo County adults with literacy needs have access to services that will help them gain the skills necessary for success in the workplace, family, and community.
All services and materials provided by Project Literacy are free for both tutors and learners. The next Project Literacy Tutor Training will be held at TrueNorth Service Center on August 2 and 4 from 5:30pm-8:30pm. To learn more about becoming a volunteer tutor, please contact Lora Stevens at (231) 924-0641 or email@example.com
. Be part of the solution to end illiteracy in Newaygo County.