Literacy Council of Kingsport will be CLOSED for the following Holidays:
Inclement Weather Policy
The Literacy Council office will be CLOSED if Kingsport City Schools are CLOSED. We will try to contact you and your student if the office is closed. This year, you may receive a text from (423) 390-8348 -- this is our Google Voice number. Also, please refer to our Facebook page for the latest information on closings and delays. We encourage you to use your best judgement for winter-related travel.
As always, please let us know if you are unable to make your tutoring session via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the office at (423) 392-4643.
KINGSPORT - Are you looking for a unique volunteer opportunity for 2017?
Well, the Literacy Council of Kingsport invites you to join its team of volunteers in building a stronger community through the power of literacy by tutoring adults who need to improve their literacy skills in order to achieve their individual goals.
Volunteers can tutor during the day or evening for as little as one hour a week.
More than 36 million American adults struggle to read, write, do math and use technology above a third grade level. In Sullivan County, it is estimated over 15,400 adults lack adequate literacy skills. Unfortunately, these adults are often our coworkers, relatives, friends and neighbors who have masked the inability to read for years.
A free training for new adult tutors will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Kingsport Public Library with a required tutor orientation and self-paced study to be completed prior to the training. The deadline to register for the training session is Friday, Jan. 20. The pre-requisite one-hour tutor orientation will be held at various times from now through Jan. 20.
The Literacy Council of Kingsport is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides tutoring for adults and qualified children to improve their reading and writing skills and advocates for literacy within the Greater Kingsport community.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities or services offered through the Literacy Council of Kingsport, call 423-392-4643, email email@example.com, or visit our website at www.literacycouncilofkingsport.org