Wisconsin Literacy Supports Volunteer Literacy Tutors
Last fall Wisconsin Literacy, Inc., and its member agencies had a special 1200 Tutors in 12 Weeks campaign to recruit and train new volunteer tutors from September 8 (International Literacy Day) through December 1. This special campaign draws attention to the need for volunteer tutors in order to reduce waiting lists of learners at our member agencies.
Here is the list of Wisconsin Literacy member agencies that participated in our 2016 campaign:
- Fond du Lac Literacy Services
- Literacy Council of Sheboygan County
- Literacy Door County
- Literacy Green Bay
- Literacy Partners of Kewaunee County
- Marinette & Oconto Counties Literacy Council
- Portage County Literacy Council, Inc.
- Winnebago County Literacy Council
- Adult Literacy Center of Ozaukee County
- International Learning Center
- Journey House Center for Family Learning and Youth Athletics
- Kenosha Literacy Council
- Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha
- Literacy Services of Wisconsin
- Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services
- Milwaukee Public Library Drop-In Adult Tutoring Program
- Racine Literacy Council
- YWCA Southeast Wisconsin
- Cultural Linguistic Services
- Jefferson County Literacy Council
- Literacy Council of Green County Ltd
- Literacy Network of Dane County
- Sauk Prairie Area Literacy Council
This annual 12-week campaign, sponsored by Alliant Energy Foundation, American Family Insurance, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the Green Bay Packers Foundation, and Wish You Well Foundation, provides a venue for Wisconsin citizens to give the gift of literacy to their communities. A growing number of these professionally trained volunteer tutors play an important part in helping dislocated workers re-enter the workforce. Most tutors volunteer one-to-three hours per week, often providing life-changing results for adult learners. In smaller, more individualized settings, our member agencies offer basic skills to help adults get back to work with improved computer and math skills and basic literacy services. With adequate preparation, adult students are encouraged to enter the Wisconsin Technical College System and/or to explore career pathways.
More than 1.5 million Wisconsin residents are in need of literacy services. Become part of the solution by signing up to be a volunteer tutor today. Visit our Find a Program page or call 608.257.1655.