In the United States, an estimated 30 million adults read below a 5th grade reading level.
In New York State, approximately one in five adults struggle with low literacy skills making it difficult for them to realize their potential as parents, employees, or community members. Daily tasks from reading medicine labels, banking, to speaking with a doctor are difficult for them.
You can help.
Contact us or through Volunteer Match to enroll in tutor training. We offer online training as an option too. Then volunteer at your local library as a class or individual tutor.
You can volunteer in other ways too! If you have life or work experience that can help our organization, we'd love to hear from you!
The ability to read and write, to understand and be understood, are the roots of personal and economic freedom.
We can help you improve your reading, writing, and/ or math skills; study for the HSE (TASC test), learn to speak English and/ or pass the
US Naturalization test.
You can learn.
Choose the learning environment that best suits you. Join a class or study with a tutor to improve the Literacy skills you need to realize your goals. We will try to find a convenient times that fits your schedule.
We strive to serve all individuals in need of Literacy help; however, we first serve those whom cannot financially afford tutoring services.
The ability to read and write is the basis for all education. Yet, many adult learners lack those basic literacy skills.
It is important for a thriving community to recognize that education is the key to success. Parents with strong literacy skills raise children with strong literacy skills creating a ripple effect into the next generation that helps to eradicae poverty, lowers crime, and reduces the high school dropout rate.
You can support.
Unfortunately, literacy remains a quiet concern for many communities even in today's society. That is why we need your voice to inform and engage family, friends, neighbors, and especially policiticans about our organization the the need for literacy programs for adults.