Did you know there are 36 million adults who cannot read above a third grade reading level? (ProLiteracy, 2015)
How difficult would life be if you had low literacy skills?
Imagine not being able to:
Read the newspaper
Complete medical forms or job applications
Write a letter or email
Help your child with homework
Balance a checkbook
Literacy Council of Kingsport's mission is to provide one-on-one tutoring
for adults & idenfied children to improve their reading and writing skills
and to be an advocate for literacy throughout the community.
Literacy Council offers three programs:
Adult Basic Literacy:
Tutors utilize a phonics-based reading curriculum
to help students develop literacy skills
English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL):
Tutors help ESOL students learn to read,
write, speak and understand English
Tutors work with identified children at local
schools who need extra reading services
Volunteers make an IMPACT!
Volunteers provided 5,662 hours in 2014
which equates to a value of $127,677!
VOLUNTEER and help combat literacy!
ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING LEADS TO SUCCESS!!!
Jake started at a 5th grade reading level and within a year
has increased to an 8th grade reading level!
He enjoys reading novels and just finished reading "Huckleberry Fin".
Ivanna started with limited English speaking and life skills.
Ivanna is now able to effectively communicate and has become
an active participant within the community. She enjoys volunteering at Kingsport Ballet,
helping withher church's food pantry and even volunteers to read with children.
As Ivanna's English speaking and life skills improved, so did her self-confidence!
Ashley's doctor's office referred her to Literacy Council because
she needed help understanding how to manage her health
needs. Ashley is now able to read and understand her diabetes manual,
medication labels and insurance forms.