Learning Center Celebration
Learning Connection: Jul/Aug 2016
Approximately 72 tutors, learners, family and friends enjoyed Literacy Services’ annual celebration held May 22 at the Senior Center. This event was to congratulate our literacy learners on their accomplishments, recognize our volunteer tutors for their outstanding dedication and thank the City and Library leaders for their support. The program started with a slide show of our accomplishments during the year, followed by remarks from Council Member Schumacher and Library Director Heather Pizzuto. Tutors and learners then shared what the program means to them. Light refreshments and cupcakes followed the program.
Statistics shared at the event:
During the past fiscal year, volunteers contributed over 11,000 hours of their time helping learners reach their goals. Currently, 72 tutor/ learner pairs meet twice per week to work on reading, writing and computer skills.
Learners set and achieved a range of goals, from reading an entire book for the first time to helping their children with homework. These skills lead to personal success that, in turn, creates a stronger community. Nearly half of the learners met a job-related goal, such as getting a job, which contributes to strengthening the local economy.
A Published Author
We would like to congratulate learner Nyla H. for being published and having her artwork chosen for the cover of the book, Messages, through the organization WE LEARN (Women Expanding Literacy Education Action Resource Network). WE LEARN is a community promoting women’s literacy as a tool that fosters empowerment and equity for women.