Literacy tutors needed

International Literacy Day will be celebrated on September 8, and Fond du Lac Literacy Services is celebrating by joining the statewide 1200 Tutors in 12 Weeks campaign. The annual campaign, organized by Wisconsin Literacy, runs from Literacy Day to December 1, drawing attention to the need for volunteer tutors and donations.

Fond du Lac Literacy Services hopes to surpass last year’s campaign total of signing up six new volunteer tutors. The nonprofit group, which has served Fond du Lac County for 31 years, provides free, confidential tutoring for adults to improve basic skills in reading, writing and math. Tutors provide one-on-one individualized instruction based on students’ needs, such as better job performance or writing a letter to their child’s teacher.

Currently, Fond du Lac Literacy Services has 63 tutors serving 58 students. Additional tutors would allow the organization to accept more students. Tutors receive training and are provided with instructional materials. Most tutors work with their student one to two hours a week.

During last year’s campaign, more than 800 new tutors signed on to help literacy organizations across the state. The campaign, which is sponsored by Alliant Energy Foundation, American Family Insurance, Dollar General Foundation, Verizon and We Energies, provides a venue for Wisconsin citizens to give the gift of literacy to their communities.

For more information, call Fond du Lac Literacy Services at (920) 322-3932 or visit their web page. Fond du Lac Literacy Services is located on the second floor of the Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan St.

 

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