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Are you passionate about education and literacy equity? - Info session 5/11

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ORGANIZATION: Literacy Mid-South

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No one should be held back from a dream because of their reading or language abilities. As a volunteer tutor with Literacy Mid-South, you will play a critical role in helping an adult gain the basic literacy and language skills necessary to live their best life.

If you are comfortable reading and/or speaking English and are passionate about literacy, you are ready to be trained as a tutor. With your talents plus our training and support, you’ll be ready to empower an adult learner to master the basic literacy and language skills they need to achieve their goals.

Volunteer tutors can choose between two options: working with adults who read below a sixth-grade level on their reading skills or working with adult English Language Learners to develop their conversational English skills.


All volunteers work with learners for about two hours a week to help them develop basic literacy and language skills, build confidence, and reach personal goals. By empowering individual learners, volunteer tutors are vital in achieving Literacy Mid-South’s vision of 100% literacy in the communities we call home.


Ready to find out more? Click here to read more about being a volunteer tutor and sign up for our next info session.

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About Literacy Mid-South

Location:

PO Box 111229, Memphis, TN 38111, US

Mission Statement

Our vision is 100% literacy in the Mid-South. Literacy Mid-South is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a community actively engaged in continuous learning. Somewhere between 20% to 30% of adults in the Memphis metro area are functionally illiterate. That means more than just unemployment -- their minds are unused and their dreams are unrealized.

Description

YOU can help. There is no greater gift to give than helping a person succeed. Facilitate learning in the life of an adult who struggles with reading, writing, math and English as a foreign language through Literacy Mid-South's Adult Learning Program and English For You program. Volunteers are able to serve as facilitators to groups of adults or provide individual goal-centered tutoring to an adult learner.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

66 S Cooper st400MemphisMemphis, TN 38104

(35.13453,-89.98987)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask our tutors to commit to at least 6 months of sessions.

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