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Review for Washtenaw Literacy, Ypsilanti, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a tutor with Washtenaw Literacy for 6 years. In 2008 I assisted my 50 year old learner to prepare to vote in a presidential election. This was the first time in his life that he had ever voted, because he had never been able to read the ballot. He was so happy and proud to be able to participate in this basic civil right. An adult who cannot read is restricted from participating in so many everyday activities that most of us take for granted. Washtenaw Literacy is an incredible organization, using hundreds of volunteer tutors to reach out and make a difference in thousands of lives. The training, staff support and mentoring services provided to tutors are outstanding. The staff are continuously providing educational opportunities and encouraging tutors to grow and be the most effective possible. Because of their dedication and superb use of resources, this organization has made great strides in decreasing illiteracy in Washtenaw County one learner at a time.

Role:  Volunteer