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Literacy Connection needs more volunteers to reduce waiting list

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  • Consider becoming a literacy tutor. The Literacy Connection needs volunteers to help some of the 148 adults still on the waiting list.

      Consider becoming a literacy tutor. The Literacy Connection needs volunteers to help some of the 148 adults still on the waiting list.
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The Literacy Connection

The Literacy Connection needs more tutors. Unfortunately, almost 150 adults remain on the waiting list to share their goals with someone who can tutor them.

Can you give one to two hours per week to help someone achieve their goals in 2014? Consider becoming an adult volunteer literacy tutor. You will change your life and someone else's life. Imagine if you or a loved one struggled with literacy or communicating in English. Wouldn't it be great news to know that there are tutors out there who can and want to help?

"Introduction to The Literacy Connection & Tutor Training" takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3; Thursday, Sept. 4; Monday, Sept. 8; and Thursday Sept. 11, at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin.

Note on Sept. 3, the first hour will be an introduction to The Literacy Connection and the last two hours is the training session. It is $25 for the book and materials.

Registration is recommended for those interested in attending. Call The Literacy Connection at (847) 742-6565 or email info@elginliteracy.org. Visit www.elginliteracy.org to learn more about the organization.

The Literacy Connection serves 16 communities including Algonquin, Bartlett, Carpentersville, Cary, Elgin, South Elgin, East Dundee, West Dundee, Gilberts, Hanover Park, Hampshire, Hoffman Estates, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Streamwood, and Schaumburg. The agency provides customized one-on-one adult tutoring, English conversation groups, and family literacy programs.

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