LITERACY CENTER INC Overview
Target demographics: Adults 18 + that read below an 8th grade level
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: work with students in the lab, or office work!
Geographic areas served: Vanderburgh, Warrick and Posey Counties
Programs: Our program consists of private assessment, tutor-student pairing, computer based reading instruction in our Literacy Lab, and one-to-one instruction at various locations throughout the community. Students joining the program are first assessed to determine their reading level and specific learning needs. Following the initial assessment, students are given 12 hours of computer-based instruction, and are then paired with a trained volunteer tutor who works with them individually. Reading instruction is custom designed to fit the learner's needs, whether it be phonemic awareness, comprehension, word recognition, or spelling. Learning materials, which are provided by our agency free of charge, serve as our primary educational resource, but supplemental materials such as newspapers, books, magazines, manuals, and other items are incorporated in the learning process.
The purpose of our program is to help adults, age 18 or older, improve their basic reading skills with the hope of improving both their personal and professional lives.
We understand that limited literacy skills prevent these adults from reaching their full social and economic potential, and we seek to educate these individuals with the belief that as their literacy levels increase, their dependence on government and social assistance will decrease.