"Reading Connections, the largest community-based adult literacy agency in NC, provides free literacy services to adults in Guilford County who wish to improve their basic reading skills through trained volunteers working as one-to-one tutors and small group instructors. Free training will be offered in January for those who wish to become volunteer tutors.
Orientation Session: Tuesday, January 13 from 10am-12 noon
Training Session 1: Tuesday, January 20 from 9am-12 noon
Training Session 2: Thursday, January 22 from 9am-12 noon
All sessions will be held in Greensboro at the Self Help Building located at 122 North Elm Street.
The training will include an introduction to the agency, requirements for becoming a tutor or instructor, the four components of reading, working with different learning styles, lesson planning, and much more!
Around 1 in 5 adults in Guilford County – about 75,000 individuals – lack the basic skills to fill out a job application or read a children’s book. Another 25% cannot read at a high school level. Adults with low literacy are more likely to be unemployed and to live in poverty. Reading Connections provides programs focused on basic reading and writing, math, GED preparation, essential employment readiness skills, basic computer use, family literacy, and English skills for speakers of other languages.
Last year, more than 800 students were served by Reading Connections, but the need remains critical. Currently in Guilford County, there are more than 30 people waiting for a tutor. Please consider sharing your strengths with Reading Connections and volunteer. Volunteers can be matched with students individually or in small groups.
To register for training or for more information, call Lydia Davis at 336-230-2223, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org."
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