Literacy Center Seeks Tutors

Stanislaus Literacy Center Seeks More Reading Tutors The Stanislaus Literacy Center (SLC) is actively seeking more volunteers. SLC helps people in the community from all backgrounds and offers an opportunity for those looking to make a difference in the lives of others.

According to Kelly Nery, Library Literacy Coordinator, there are 36 students on the waitlist for a tutor. More volunteers with a passion for reading and writing are needed in order to meet this growing need.

“One student is a 63 year old man wants to better himself by improving his reading and writing,” said Nery. “He is tired of always depending on his wife to read and write letters to his daughter from out of state.”

“A 39 year old man graduated high school, but came in to our program reading at a fourth grade reading level,” said Nery.

“He got laid off work and has been out of work for two years because he cannot score high enough in his assessment test to qualify for the job.”

The next training dates for those interested in becoming volunteers will be at the ReadingWorks Learning Center on March 13 from 6:30 – 7:30p.m. and March 16 from 9:00 – 3:00p.m. There is a $10 cost for training materials. The fee can be waived if requested. In order to sign up for the orientation and training session, volunteers can call 209-558-4505. Tutors are asked to meet for a minimum of 90 minutes, twice a week in a public location. The Stanislaus Literacy Center is a non-profit organization that provides individuals in the community with GED, literacy and English classes. ReadingWorks Adult Literacy is a program resulting from the partnership between SLC and Stanislaus County Library. In the past year, the SLC has helped over 1400 adults and 127 children in areas of reading writing, math and English tutoring. There is a continuous need for volunteers to meet the needs of the growing programs. More information regarding the programs offered, volunteering and donating can be found at www.readingworks.net.

Stanislaus Literacy Center 1032 11th St. Modesto, Ca 95354

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