How would your life be different if you couldn’t write a note to your child’s teacher or communicate with her doctor? For many of our client mothers, writing in English is a challenging task.
By volunteering to be a Pen Pal with one of our client moms, you will provide the encouragement and inspiration she needs to become a competent writer. You will also help her build the confidence she needs to interact with people from different backgrounds and education levels.
You will exchange 7 letters during the 2016-2017 Pen Pal Program, which runs September to May. Your Pen Pal will write the first letter and you will have about a week to respond. Your letters will be at least one-page (8.5 x 11) in length.
The program culminates with an in-person meeting between you and your Pen Pal at our center in mid-May, 2016. This is a required, on-site meeting in Pasadena, CA!
- Adult Education
- Literacy / Reading
- Reading / Writing
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- Cross-cultural Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 25
- Adult women only; we give priority to women who are mothers themselves