Training for local literacy volunteers part of statewide campaign

The Literacy Council Project of the Family Resource Center of Sheboygan County is looking for volunteers to provide literacy tutoring to adults. As part of the annual 1200 Tutors in 12 Weeks campaign, the Literacy Council Project will provide free training for new volunteer literacy tutors Nov. 10 and 15. The training will take place in Sheboygan from 5:30-9 p.m. each evening.

Volunteer tutors provide one-on-one tutoring for adults who wish to improve their literacy skills, or learn to read, write, and speak English. Literacy Council tutors help adult learners gain the literacy skills they need to achieve their individual goals, such as getting a job or promotion, advancing their education, helping their child with homework, and communicating with service and health care providers.

If you have a couple of hours a week to devote to helping an adult improve his or her literacy skills, please consider becoming a volunteer tutor. Literacy tutors are needed throughout Sheboygan County. No prior experience is needed, and the Literacy Council provides tutors with all the necessary training and tutoring resources.

The Literacy Council has collaborated with Wisconsin Literacy for its annual 1200 Tutors in 12 Weeks campaign. The campaign, sponsored by Verizon and Alliant Energy Foundation, aims to recruit 1,200 new literacy tutors across Wisconsin. The Literacy Council Project will receive funds from Wisconsin Literacy based on the number of new volunteer tutors recruited and trained from Sept. 8-Dec. 1.

To register for training or to request more information on this flexible and rewarding volunteer opportunity, call 920-457-1888 or 920-892-6706, or email Jo Ann Dent at frcliteracy@excel.net. Learn more about the Literacy Council Project of the Family Resource Center by visiting www.frc-sc.org.

The Literacy Council Project is a volunteer-based program that provides reading partners to elementary schools and free, one-to-one literacy instruction to English and non-English speaking adult residents of Sheboygan County. The Family Resource Center Literacy Council Project is supported by United Way.

Wisconsin Literacy is a nonprofit organization that supports literacy programs statewide through program and resource development, information and referrals, training and advocacy.


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