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The mission of the Adult Literacy Program at the Abington Free Library is to help area adults improve their English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills so they can be productive and participating members of society. The program is free of charge; priority is given to low-income adults who need to improve their skills in order to increase their job prospects and support their families. The Adult Literacy Program at the Abington Free Library is a non-profit organization formed in 1984. Last year, 109 volunteer tutors, working in the program, served 163 adults from our service area: Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia counties. Since its inception, our program has directly helped over 4,000 adult learners.
Our volunteer tutors provide one-on-one literacy help to our students. Tutors generally meet with their student once a week at the Abington Free Library. We have both ESL (English as a Second Language) and English language speakers who want to improve their English reading, writing and speaking. We ask our volunteer tutors to attend a New Tutor Training seminar and make a minimum six-month commitment to their student.
* Please be sure TRAVEL TIME to the library every week is doable for you before committing to volunteer. Also, please provide your TELEPHONE NUMBER so that we may speak with you directly.