Member Spotlight: Highlighting Exceptional Adult Literacy Programs
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on February 19, 2019 in categoryStories from the FieldcategoryMember Tips

Scholarships for Adult Learners

The Grenada League for Adult Development (GLAD) in Grenada, Mississippi, developed a scholarship program to help students at the Grenada Adult Education Center pay for high school equivalency exams. 

Many students who have taken practice tests and scored in the “likely to pass” range cannot proceed because they can’t afford to pay for the exams. These students can now apply for assistance through the scholarship program, known formally as the Grenada Adult Education Center Student HSE Scholarship Program. 

50 Years of Literacy Services

Ozarks Literacy Council (OLC) just celebrated its 50th anniversary raising awareness and providing free literacy services to both adults and children in Springfield, Missouri. From free one-to-one tutoring and reading events to book donation events for children, the organization has continuously made a huge impact on its community.
Ethan Bryan, who also is an employee of OLC, did something extra special to celebrate the five decades of success. He wrote and published the book This is My Springfield,  which celebrates everything he loves about Springfield with all proceeds benefiting OLC.

Having Lunch with Literacy

For over 20 years, Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut has been providing literacy services to thousands of adults and children across the Milford and Stratford areas of Connecticut. 

Of the organization’s many great services and events, one really stands out because it engages both learners and tutors in a unique way. Every Tuesday, Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut hosts Literacy Lunch and Learns where learners can engage in conversation with tutors and play board games like Scrabble or Boggle to help them improve their English skills. The lunch is sponsored by Subway, and all tutors and students, including their children, are welcome.



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