Help promote literacy — become a volunteer tutor!

By Valerie Emmenecker


The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled an information session on Monday, July 10 for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 6 p.m. and lasts one hour. It allows individuals interested in becoming volunteer tutors the opportunity to find out more about the Literacy Center and its programs. At the end of the session, there will be a chance to sign up for tutor training.


Based on the 2003 National Assessment for Adult Literacy and the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey, up to 14.6% of adults in Kent County lack basic prose literacy skills and have difficulty using certain reading and writing skills considered necessary in everyday life. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL.


The Literacy Center of West Michigan is a non-profit, United Way agency devoted to reducing illiteracy in our community. The information session will be held at the Literacy Center of West Michigan, located at 1120 Monroe Ave. NW, Suite 240 in Grand Rapids.


Please call 616.459.5151 ext. 10 or email to register.