CORINTH- ALCORN LITERACY COUNCIL
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WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
Our purpose is:
to empower adults to make a better life and world for themselves and their families.
to assist others in mastering literacy skills in order to resume an interrupted education.
to help individuals utilize underdeveloped literacy skills in the workplace and community.
to assist community members who are learning English as a Second Language.
to provide relevant learning experiences for life-long learning.
to provide a positive literacy learning experience by drawing upon a student's life experiences and knowledge.
CORINTH-ALCORN LITERACY COUNCIL AT A GLANCE
If you want to help children, invest in adult literacy.
WHO ARE WE?
CALC is made up of people from all walks of life. We are adults who are willing to embark on an exciting and challenging literacy journey. The main requirements are that you be dependable,eager, and willing to give a few hours a week to assist others in improving their literacy skills.
With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need of literacy skills. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
HOW DO YOU BECOME A VOLUNTEER?
Contact the Corinth-Alcorn Literacy Council and ask when the next training workshop will be held. You will then attend a three-session workshop to receive certification as an adult literacy tutor.
As an adult literacy tutor, you may be called upon to work with a local resident who needs to either learn, or improve upon, reading and writing for everyday life. Alternatively, you might be asked to help a non-English speaking resident to learn English as a second language.
WHAT WILL YOU DO AS A TUTOR?
Help improve a learner's literacy skills using Frank Laubach materials, books, charts, and other items available for free through the Corinth-Alcorn Literacy Council.
Provide an atmosphere of respect and safety in a private setting.
Encourage students to take ownership of their learning experience through real-life literacy skills.
Pool both student's and tutor's knowledge through a collaborative learning experience.
Learning new skills, one step at a time!
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"
NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN TO READ
May 1, 2019
See how one adult learner advanced in reading skills despite dyslexia.
WHY DOES ADULT LITERACY MATTER?
September 1, 2015
Why is literacy important? Literacy skills are critical for adult life! And they go beyond just knowing how to read and write. Research has shown that adults with high school level literacy skills get better jobs, have higher income and are healthier than those with lower skills.
April 28, 2022
Corinth-Alcorn Literacy Council is so excited to host one of Wendi Mullins' Paint Parties!
What: Paint a beautiful door hanger to welcome guests to your home. (See choices below.)
When: Saturday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Location will be posted SOON
Cost: $25 includes all needed materials and a light snack.
Registration Ends: May 17
Register by emailing email@example.com, or message our Facebook page.