Literacy Volunteers of Essex and Franklin Counties (LVEF) has been awarded a grant of $2,000 by the International Paper Foundation. The grant is expected to be used to underwrite printing costs for the organization’s brochures, annual report, and newsletter.
Literacy Volunteers recruits and trains volunteer tutors to work one-on-one with students. Each tutor attends an accredited training program that gives them the skills to effectively tutor adult students in both basic literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL). LV then matches trained tutors with adult students in need of training in math, reading, ESL, digital literacy, or help with obtaining a High School Equivalency (HSE) qualification.
Once a student/tutor match is made, Literacy Volunteers provides ongoing resources, learning workspaces in Port Henry, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Malone, and tracks progress toward educational goals.
Literacy Volunteers of Essex and Franklin County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps adults achieve their personal goals through literacy. For more information contact Marie Despres at (518) 546-3008 or email [email protected]
Photo: From left: Mindy Malbon, LV student, Jamie Armstrong, LV tutor, and Marie Despres, LV Director, provided.