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Palmetto Literacy Council

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ORGANIZATION: Palmetto Literacy Council

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Providing free tutoring services to children through adults in the areas of basic reading, writing, and/or math. Our tutors provide these services in public places such as libraries throughout Horry County. Volunteers and students are matched based on location and student-age preference.

We believe that our children in the schools will be impacted by the "COVID Slide". This is the falling behind due to lack of face-to-face schooling. We know that the adults in this community are over-stressed by having to find employment during a pandemic. We provide 1:1 tutoring services to directly help our students based on their level of achievement and we move forward.

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About Palmetto Literacy Council

Location:

1010 5th Avenue N., Ext, Ste 102, Surfside Beach, SC 29575, US

Mission Statement

To improve the literacy of youth and adults in our community by teaching basic literacy skills or those who struggle with basic reading, writing, and/or math. Our students (5 years old and up) meet two hours each week with their tutor. School-aged students meet one hour, twice a week. Most sessions are held in the public libraries nearest our students. Our volunteers are trained and have passed a criminal background check. Volunteers are required to attend a Volunteer Orientation and Training session, this is being done online through the Zoom application. We provide our tutors all of the materials they need. We pair the tutor with a student based on need and location. Our tutors provide the tutoring sessions at the nearest library. There are 10 Horry County Libraries and the Chapin Memorial Library in Myrtle Beach.

Description

HIstory: We opened our doors on August 1, 2019 (6 months prior to the COVID shut-down). We ramped back up starting in September 2020. We provide tutoring face-to-face and a few are being tutored online (some temporarily, some more permanently).
Goals:
1. Improve literacy rates in Horry County, South Carolina
2. Increase the number of students (adults and children) we provide services to 100.
3. Increase the number of volunteers (tutors and administrative) who help us provide services to 125.
Programs: All of our programs are designed to meet the needs of the individual learner.
We provide reading/writing programs from the levels of Kindergarten (beginning reading) to Grade 6. All of our reading programs focus on comprehension skills and vocabulary (word recognition Grade Kindergarten and Grade 1).
We have a variety of math programs that are dependent on the needs of the students.
Achievements:
We have several school-age students who have "graduated" from our program. They are "caught-up" and reading at grade level in school.
We have been supported by the Chapin Foundation and recently from the Dollar General Literacy grants.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1010 5th Avenue N., Ext, Ste 102Surfside Beach, SC 29575

(33.61693,-78.97845)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Two hours per week

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