Literacy Council of Union County provides free instruction, through trained volunteer tutors, for adults in Union County who lack basic reading, writing, mathematics and English as a second language skills. In addition, the council partners with the Boys & Girls Club to provide a summer enrichment program of reading, grammar, math & science for kids 6-12 years of age. They believe that if they can help reduce the "summer learning loss" by keeping kids engaged in learning when they return to school in August, they will not fall behind but will be ready to excel in their classes. The council also provides "Book Buddies" in the El Dorado School District & Head Start. This program is to place an adult with a first grader who is having problems with reading, the volunteer meets with the child twice a week. In Head Start the volunteer reads to children once a week, engaging children and hopefully instilling a lifelong love of reading.
For more information, call 864-7080.