Coordinator: Brandice L. Connor 443-8785
The Reader's Route will provide tutors for those students who read below the 9th grade level. You need to request a tutor with either your teacher or make an appointment at one of the numbers above to be tested and placed with a tutor. Volunteers are used in both classroom and community based instruction.
Operating under the umbrella of Adult Education, the Reader’s Route recruits and trains volunteers to help adults read better thereby increasing the literacy rate in Community College District #507.
The purpose of the Literacy Program is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment so that students gain academic accomplishments, which in turn foster self-esteem and personal satisfaction.
The Reader’s Route, Danville Area Community College’s Adult Education Literacy Project, helps adults (16 and older) who are not enrolled in a traditional school improve their lives by training volunteers to tutor in reading, math and English as a Second Language.
The Reader’s Route serves adults who:
Volunteers, recruited from the community, work approximately two hours per week tutoring adults either one-to-one or in small groups at 76 sites throughout the district. At area social agency sites, staff and volunteers work with parents and children in order to improve the families’ literacy skills.
Both tutoring services and Adult Education classes are offered at no cost to the student. Also, there is no cost for either tutor-training sessions or advanced tutor seminars.
Adults over 16 who read below the ninth grade level are tutored in reading, math, English as a Second Language and family reading.
Our Student Population make-up is:
Tutoring in Reading, Math, English as a Second Language
Reading Celebrations at Danville Public Library
READER’S ROUTE VOLUNTEERS** ARE ADULTS OF ALL AGES PUTTING COMMUNITY SERVICE INTO ACTION
** Volunteers participate in twelve hours of training in tutoring techniques
Our volunteer populations consists of:
Help is needed in: Tutoring, Clerical Work, Reading Celebrations Helper, Family Reading Night Storytellers, Advisory Board, book distribution projects.
Volunteers typically provide 2 hours per week as a Reader’s Route Volunteer
The Reader's Route is part of the PRO LITERACY WORLDWIDE which is a merger of Literacy Volunteers of America and Laubach Literacy.
Links to other literacy pages and places promoting reading:
Danville Public Library
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