Literacy Program Seeks New Tutors for Adults
For the Gazette
STEVENS POINT — The Portage County Literacy Council (PCLC) is looking for additional volunteers to tutor adults in our community in 2019. The next new tutor training will be held at the end of January. Contact the Portage County Literacy Council to learn more.
Austeen Yang has been a PCLC tutor for almost a year.
“I tutor as a way to give back to the community. My grandparents came to this country as refugees in the 1970’s and programs like this helped them build their new lives in America,” said Austeen. “This is my way of paying it forward and helping people who may be in the same position as my grandparents once were.”
The PCLC helps adults achieve more at work, with their family, and in their everyday lives. Tutors meet one-on-one with their learners on a weekly basis and provide individualized assistance based on the learners’ language level and life goals. With the help of trained volunteer tutors, adults improve their reading, writing, and math skills. Immigrants and refugees learn English and civics information.
If you are interested in becoming a PCLC tutor or know someone who wants a tutor, please contact PCLC at 715-345-5341 or [email protected]. Learn more about PCLC at www.pocolit.org.
About the Portage County Literacy Council: The Portage County Literacy Council (PCLC) is a nonprofit based in Stevens Point that helps people living and working in our community obtain the basic math and English literacy skills they need to achieve economic selfsufficiency and community integration. PCLC provides tutors and classes free of charge at different times and locations throughout the county.