45,000 Adults in Benton County are functionally illiterate.
Imagine not being able to read your prescription medicine label. What would it be like if you couldn’t read street signs? How is someone going to find a job if filling out an application is impossible? Did you know 75 percent of adults in the U.S. penitentiaries are functionally illiterate? And, 85 percent of youth gang members are illiterate?
Literacy Council of Benton County is working hard to solve these problems, and we need your help! Literacy Council of Benton County will train you as a certified volunteer English as Second Language Tutor or Adult Basic Language tutor. Only English is spoken in class; you do not need to know a second language to tutor, nor do you need a college degree. The training sessions are relaxed and fun; in a little under nine hours (4 hours of courses taken on-line in your home and 4.5 hours in a group with our Certified Tutor Trainer) you will have the tools and materials necessary to give an adult the gift of literacy.
Our tutors and students meet in our office at 205 NW A Street in Bentonville and the Bentonville, Rogers, or Bella Vista libraries.
Please visit our website at www.goliteracy.org for more details or give us a call at 479-273- 3486. We ask that the on-line courses be completed prior to attending the training session held in our office at 205 NW “A” Street, Bentonville. Upcoming training sessions will be held:
Thursday September 13, 2012 10-2:30
Thursday October 11, 2012 10-2:30
You need only bring your belief in the power of literacy; we will supply books and a light lunch!