New­ton READS gets an award

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New­ton County READS, a 501( c) ( 3) agency serv­ing Cov­ing­ton and New­ton County, re­cently was awarded for their vol­un­teer ser­vices.

Dur­ing an awards cer­e­mony on Oct. 11 held at the Re­nais­sance At­lanta Waverly Ho­tel, the or­ga­ni­za­tion re­ceived the 2012 Ad­vo­cacy Award for Vol­un­teer Tu­tor Hours. The agency re­ceived the award be­cause of the ded­i­ca­tion and hard work of vol­un­teers from in­struc­tors to ad­min­is­tra­tors.

Bil­lie Izard, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor for the Cer­ti­fied Lit­er­ate Com­mu­nity Pro­gram said tu­tors in New­ton Coun- ty vol­un­teered 4,161 hours tu­tor­ing Adult Ed­u­ca­tion stu­dents. She con­grat­u­lated the pro­gram’s vol­un­teers for all of their hard work.

“Con­grat­u­la­tions to the New­ton County Cer­ti­fied Lit­er­ate Com­mu­nity Pro­gram, New­ton County READS for their recog­ni­tion dur­ing the 2012 Tech­ni­cal Col­lege Sys­tem of Ge­or­gia, Of­fice of Adult Ed­u­ca­tion An­nual Con­fer­ence,” Izard said.

“Thank you to all of the vol­un­teers who put their pas­sion for lit­er­acy and ed­u­ca­tion into mo­tion and helped stu­dents work on their goal of a bet­ter life through ed­u­ca­tion.”

Nancy Hen­der­son, Vice- Chair and Ed­u­ca­tional Co­or­di­na­tor of New­ton READS also praised the pro­gram.

“It is amaz­ing what com­mit­ted vol­un­teers can do when we come to­gether to help oth­ers make bet­ter lives for them­selves and our com­mu­nity,” Hen­der­son said.

New­ton READS of­fers adult lit­er­acy, GED prepa­ra­tion, and English as a 2nd Lan­guage ( ESL) for the com­mu­nity. The or­ga­ni­za­tion is con­tin­u­ously look­ing for vol­un­teers with a va­ri­ety of in­ter­ests from tu­tor­ing to

The or­ga­ni­za­tion con­tin­u­ously looks to at­tract vol­un­teers with a va­ri­ety of in­ter­ests from tu­tor­ing to ad­min­is­tra­tion to serv­ing on the Board of Direc­tors. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the of­fice at ( 678) 3427943.

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