Adult Basic Literacy
This program utilizes a phonics-based reading program, Laubach Way to Reading, to help students develop basic reading and writing skills and to achieve individual goals. Specialized, one-on-one instruction allows each student to progress at his or her own pace. Tutors also work with students on achieving individual goals, such as improving employability skills, getting a driver's license, becoming more involved in their child’s education, or learning how to manage a checking account. Upon completion of the program, students have a firm base of literacy skills with which to pursue further educational goals, such as earning a GED.
English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program:
In the ESOL Program, students learn to speak, understand, read, and write English and develop day-to-day skills needed to survive in a new culture through one-on-one tutoring.
For those adults just learning to speak English, the program uses Intercambio Adult ESL Curriculum to teach everyday language skills through reading, writing, speaking and listening activities.
Children's Tutors in Elementary Schools & Youth-Serving Organizations
This program places trained tutors with identified children in local elementary schools and youth-serving organizations to work one-on-one with children who are not reading on grade level. Currently, volunteer tutors are participating in several collaborative projects in which the literacy needs of adults and children are being addressed.
Non-Tutor Volunteer Opportunities
These positions enable the Literacy Council to support its growing literacy programs within the available financial resources.
Please contact us if you would like to be considered for any of these opportunities: