Volunteer tutors needed for Literacy Volunteers

NORWICH – Two local entities charged with increasing the fluency of adult literacy are joining forces to offer training for those willing to tutor area adults.

Having the most basic ability to read and write is increasing vital with each passing year. In an era of instantly available information accessible though the internet, a greater emphasis is placed on literacy in today's society.

While ample recourses are available for implementing literacy fundamentals in youths through the public education system, the same cannot be said for adults who, for whatever the reason, were unable to grasp fluent reading and writing as a student.

In light of that, Literacy Volunteers of Chenango County (LVCC) calling on the commnity to increase its staff of volunteers to tutor adults across Chenango County. Collaborating with Literacy Volunteers of Otsego/Delaware County and Literacy New York (LNY), LVCC strives to provide much-needed resources though joint tutor training.

“The general public would be astounded if they were aware just how many members of our community were unable to perform tasks as simple as reading the warning label of a medication or filling out paperwork at the DMV,” said JoAnn Kishbaugh, Director for Literacy Volunteers of Chenango County at Opportunities for Chenango in Norwich.

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