Literacy Council seeks volunteers
Charles County Literacy Council, Inc., a not-forprofit organization, has been providing free oneon-one adult (18 and older) literacy tutoring in Charles County for the past 52 years in reading, spelling, basic math and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL). Assistance is also provided to prepare for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude exam (ASVAB) and in obtaining one’s GED or citizenship.
Illiteracy carries a stigma for adult learners, most of whom develop coping mechanisms to meet their everyday challenges. Adult learners have varied personal, professional and educational goals. By taking advantage of the services offered by the CCLC, they are taking the first step toward becoming self-sufficient, productive citizens in the county. Through the efforts of our new outreach program, the demand for tutors has increased.
We will be sponsoring a one-day free tutor workshop 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 18 at Christ Church Durham Parish in Nanjemoy. Most of our workshops have a fee to help defray costs, but this one is free thanks to a generous grant from the United Way of Charles County. If you can read, you can teach someone else to read. Visit our website, www.charlescountyliteracy.org, or call us at 301-934-6488 for further information.
Our motto “Each One Teach One” can be met by volunteers who participate in this community service of eliminating illiteracy around us.
Carrie L. Dotson, La Plata The writer is the president of the Charles County Literacy Council.