Fall Reception to recognize volunteer reading tutors
KALAMAZOO, MI. — The Kalamazoo Literacy Council (KLC) is hosting its Fall Reception on Thursday, October 25, 2012, to recognize the many dedicated volunteer tutors who are helping struggling adult readers in Kalamazoo County improve their literacy skills.
The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Public Library, Van Deusen Room, 315 S. Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Light refreshments will be provided.
The KLC has nearly 150 volunteer tutors working with more than 160 adult learners throughout the county. Through their commitment to service and expertise, the KLC is helping adults gain the skills they need to improve their work skills, manage their health and home, and help with their children’s education.
The public is invited to share in their appreciation for the service of these volunteers, hear stories about their successes and challenges, and upcoming plans to serve an even greater number of adult learners with the opening of Community Literacy Centers in the Northside, Edison, and Vine neighborhoods.
Please R.S.V.P. by October 19th by calling the Kalamazoo Literacy Council at (269) 382-0490 EXT. 222.
The KLC has been helping adults learn to read since 1974. For nearly 40 years it has operated as a volunteer organization, providing tutor training in the Laubach Method, free one-on-one tutoring services, and literacy education materials to adults who want to improve their reading, writing, spelling and comprehension skills.
Individuals interested in volunteering to become a tutor or who want free reading help should call the KLC at (269) 382-0490 Ext. 222 for more information or visit the organization’s website at www.kalamazooliteracy.org.