Help incarcerated youth with reading and math in St. Charles, IL

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Literacy Volunteers of Illinois

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Jump Start provides volunteer tutors to work one-on-one with young men who are incarcerated at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles. The youth range from 13 to 21 years of age and almost all are behind in reading and math. Most volunteers work with one youth at a time for approximately one hour per week, though some volunteers may choose to do more. Teaching experience is not required and training and resources are provided. All tutoring is done in a supervised setting. Becoming a volunteer is a lengthy process, as a background check is performed by the State of Illinois, as well as fingerprinting, and a drug screening. Upon clearance, fifteen hours of training are provided. Tutors must be over 21 years of age. Tutoring hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday. Tutoring is also done on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. For more details contact Melissa Auer at Literacy Volunteers of Illinois:

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About Literacy Volunteers of Illinois


641 W. Lake Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60661, US

Mission Statement

Literacy Volunteers of Illinois (LVI) is a statewide organization committed to developing and supporting volunteer literacy programs that help families, adults, and out-of-school teens increase their literacy skills.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


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3825 Campton Hills DriveSt. Charles, IL 60175



  • Tutoring
  • Adult Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • One to two hours a week
  • Drug testing, finger printing, TB test

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