Upcoming Training Sessions:

The following sessions held at :
United Way Community Room
800 East King Street,York

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May 10 & 17

9 am to 5 pm

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June  17 & 24

9 am to 5 pm
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August 4, 6,11, 13, 18

1 to 4 pm

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October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28

6 to 9 pm

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The following sessions held at :
Guthrie Memorial Library
2 Library Place, Hanover

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November 1 & 8

9 am to 5 pm

 

Questions or to register:
Call Tonya Pyles or Rita Hewitt ,York County Literacy Council (717) 845-8719
or email Rita at
cr.mgr@yorkliteracy.org
 And visit
www.yorkliteracy.org  for even more info!

YOU can transform a life...

•Illiteracy is widespread, a problem in every community, not limited to race, religion or socioeconomic class. In York County alone 40,000 adults in York County are classified as functionally illiterate.

•Adult illiteracy costs society an estimated $240 billion each year in lost industrial productivity, unrealized tax revenues, welfare, crime, poverty, and related social issues.

•The rate of illiteracy in America's correctional systems is over 60% (National Institutes of Health)

•Children of disadvantaged parents begin their school life behind their peers. Parents with minimal or no reading skills often cannot provide the kind of support their children need to do well in school.

•Analysis has shown a direct correlation between young people's test scores and the grade level attained by their parents.

Stats collected by: Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy and the National Institute for Literacy

                     ... one word at a time

              York Reads! is made possible thanks to the American Dream Starts@your library grant sponsored by the American Library Association and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Additional support by the York County Community Foundation initially launched this program

How do you begin?
First, you will need...___________
             •High school diploma or equivalent
             •Compassion, patience, & to be reliable

Then build your skills...      

               •Participate in a preliminary interview
               •Complete a 15-hour certified Tutor-training course

Now, transform a life...                    
You will be matched with your student according to study needs and skills. Schedules and locations are arranged & coordinators are always available for support, as you begin to transform a life… one word at a time!

Listen to this volunteer's experience with changing lives ...