Poor reading skills continues to be one of the major impediments to getting and keeping a good job and obtaining stable living situations. Did you know that one adult of every eight in Washtenaw County lacks the basic skills to read, write or communicate in English? In an effort to combat this problem, the Dexter District Library is hosting representatives from Washtenaw Literacy who will discuss “The ABCs of Washtenaw Literacy: Volunteer Recruitment and Orientation.” on Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Dexter District Library meeting room. This program will give those who are interested in volunteering to teach adults how to read an opportunity to meet representatives from Washtenaw Literacy, find out about tutoring opportunities and learn about the tutor training provided by Washtenaw Literacy.
Washtenaw Literacy provides free literacy instruction, customized to the needs of adults throughout Washtenaw County by utilizing a trained network of volunteer tutors.
It is Washtenaw Literacy’s vision to eliminate illiteracy in Washtenaw County. For over 40 years, the organization has been empowering adults through improved literacy. Since its founding in 1971, Washtenaw Literacy has served over 13,000 learners and trained and fully supported over 6,000 volunteer tutors.
Washtenaw Literacy provides free tutoring for adults in reading, writing, and English as a Second Language (ESL). It also provides group tutoring for ESL learners. Complete information regarding the services offered by Washtenaw Literacy can be found at their web site at http://washtenawliteracy.org/
If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, please plan to attend this one-hour program.
The Dexter District Library is located at 3255 Alpine Street in Dexter. All Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the library at 734-426-4477 and check out all our upcoming programs through our online events calendar at http://dexter.lib.mi.us/index.php/events