Literacy Partners, Inc.
September 23, 2010
Because of my background in English teaching (range of levels) and my role as director of an English language program for immigrant high school freshmen, I expected to be placed with second language students. However, the need in the pre-GED class was evident, and my involvement began and evolved into an almost daily experience of challenge, productivity and sincere excitement. The elevated motivation and keen self-recognition of this population of all ages differs from any other group with whom I have interacted. Their sense of appreciation is sometimes poignant. One becomes aware of the greater world of “students” who we might reach were it possible to outreach, identify and support. Providing a fresh beginning provides new possibilities and hope to a population who was burdened with self-doubts; I am also inspired by their willingness to reach out to one another. “Conquering” this diploma can only be defined by each student.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
1. Enhancing vital skills and broadening the general knowledge base.
2. Renewing self-confidence.
3. Providing an environment with a special comfort level
4. Renewing former goals and dreams.
5. Creating newly reachable ones.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & 1. Assisted teacher and tutored three days per week. 2. Helped to plan curriculum and individual lessons, during school break as well. 3. Worked with groups of all sizes including whole class as well as one-on-one. 4. Covered subject areas including math.