Mission: Project read provides one-on-one tutoring for functionally illiterate adults in utah county and changes lives through literacy by empowering individuals, strengthening families, and building community.
Programs: In fiscal year 2017, project read served 85 students. During fy2017, 90 percent of the project read students who were retested using the test of adult basic education (tabe) increased their skills in either reading, language, or math (71 percent of those retested achieved a level gaina 1. 0 grade-level equivalent (gle) increase in either reading, language, or math), and the average gain was 2. 6 gle. In addition, in fy2017, 78 percent of project reads students achieved at least one literacy-related goal. Some of the goals accomplished by project read students in fy2017 include the following: 9 entered employment, 51 retained employment, 7 improved employment/received a raise, 29 achieved level gains, 3 passed the toefl, 5 were placed in post-secondary education/training, 1 obtained a ged/high school diploma, 3 obtained a drivers license, 1 voted for the first time, 1 passed the cna exam, 5 graduated from project read, and 6 achieved other significant literacy goals. 152 volunteers helped project read serve 85 students who learned skills that improved not only their own personal lives but also the lives of their spouses and children (113 immediate family members impacted). Project read could not fulfill its mission without the help of the 152 dedicated volunteers this year who helped teach students and train tutors. Volunteers also helped with fundraising, public relations, website and technical support, and general office tasks. Project read board members are also volunteers. These dedicated individuals provided 4,415 hours of volunteer service during the last fiscal year.