Friends of Literacy

A fundraising campaign for East Central Area Literacy Council

Friends of Literacy make a difference in students' lives.

The East Central Area Literacy Council in partnership with East Central College is seeking individuals interested in serving as tutors for adult education and English language acquisition classes offered in Rolla, St. James, Cuba, St. Clair, Gerald, Owensville, Hermann, Union, Washington, Pacific and Sullivan.

Approximately 400 students are served in the classes each year. Students finish their high school education by preparing for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), improve their English language skills, prepare for college and career tests, such as the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate.

The East Central Area Literacy Council supports the students by recruiting and training volunteers to work in the classroom alongside instructors that prepare individual lesson plans to meet students' needs. The literacy council also participates in fundraising activities to help pay for students text books, annual recognition ceremonies, and classroom supplies such as computers and teachers resources.

Your support for the literacy council makes a difference for each student. A volunteer can help an instructor assist more students. A new text book can give students just the resources they need to understand a concept on their next test. A recognition ceremony helps students celebrate their success before moving on to college or vocational training. You can help play a part in the success of a student! Join us today by giving your time, referring a student to a class or making a donation.

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About the Organization

East Central Area Literacy Council

The mission of the East Central Area Literacy Council is to promote increased literacy for adult learners in east central Missouri through the effective use of volunteers, the provision of support services for volunteers and learners, and collaboration with individuals, groups, or organizations desiring to foster increased literacy.

As such, the East Central Area Literacy Council is committed to:

Enabling adults in need of basic literacy skills to achieve their potential through one-to-one or small group instruction.
Training, supervising, and supporting volunteer tutors and students.
Strengthening and improving the adult education and literacy program capacity to provide literacy instruction and services to the community.
Transitioning literacy students to adult education programs for meeting future educational goals such as obtaining a high school equivalency, preparing for secondary education, job skills development, or life skills development.

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