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Tutors Needed! 1200 Tutors in 12 Weeks Camapign

1200 Tutors in 12 Weeks Campaign Seeks Volunteers from Across Wisconsinimage

Family & Children’s Center participates in the 13th annual tutor recruitment campaign to address statewide adult literacy need.

Volunteer tutors are needed at Family & Children’s Center in the Hope Academy program.

Volunteer tutors teach young adults seeking to gain basic literacy, math, and digital literacy skills. At Family & Children’s Center, tutors work with students to complete their high school credentials, help with GED preparation and with job readiness and work with parents so that they can read to their children and help them with their homework.

Those interested in becoming a volunteer literacy tutor at Family & Children’s Center can learn more by visiting fcconline.org or calling 608-785-0001 ext. 312. Most tutors volunteer two-to-four hours per week between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and help in the areas they feel most comfortable. Teaching experience is not required, just a desire to share the basic skills that are so important for people to have a good quality of life and help their families in our community.

“I tutor because I want to inspire the desire to learn in the youth of our community,” said Chelsea Lange, a Hope Academy tutor at Family & Children’s Center.

Read more about the Tutors Campaign below.

 

LA CROSSE, Wis. (September 6, 2016) — Approximately one million people qualify for literacy services in Wisconsin according to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy. Family & Children’s Center is a member of Wisconsin Literacy, a statewide coalition that serves 77 member agencies across the state to provide necessary training for tutors.

The 13th Annual 1200 Tutors in 12 Weeks campaign will kick-off on International Literacy Day, Sept. 8, 2016 and run until Dec. 1, 2016. Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the lead sponsor of the campaign, with additional funding from American Family Insurance and the Green Bay Packers Foundation help support the tutor training. The campaign aims to help Wisconsin Literacy agencies, like Family & Children’s Center, recruit and train new volunteer tutors to provide much-needed literacy services.

Here is a brief look at what literacy in the U.S. and Wisconsin looks like:

-Compared to 24 other industrialized countries in a recent international adult skills assessment, the U.S. ranked 21st in numeracy and 16th in literacy.
-Over 30 million adults in the U.S. and almost 600,000 adults in Wisconsin do not have a high school diploma according to the U.S. census.
-OECD found that of U.S. adults with a high school diploma, 20% have only beginning literacy skills.

“The 1200 Tutors in 12 Weeks recruitment campaign allows members of the community to give back through the gift of their time and reading skills. Time spent tutoring impacts the adult learner’s entire family, including their success at work, their children’s success in school and their ability to positively engage in their community,” said Michele Erikson, Executive Director of Wisconsin Literacy. “If you are looking to have a powerful impact on someone’s life, consider giving a few hours a week to be a literacy tutor.”

 

For more information on Wisconsin Literacy visit www.wisconsinliteracy.org