Did you know that 1 in 4 American adults volunteers in their community? And together, American volunteers donate nearly 7.9 billion hours of service annually?
According to the Independent Sector, the latest national value of volunteer time is $25.68 per hour.
Using our current number of students and tutors along with our expenses for the last fiscal year, Project Literacy has calculated the value of our adult education volunteer work in the Greater Bergen County, New Jersey area is
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!
Facts You May Not Have Known About Literacy
Literacy is the ability to read, write, compute and use technology at a level that enables an individual to reach his or her full potential as a parent, employee and member of the community.
In the U.S., 63 million adults, 29% of the country’s adult population, over age 16 don’t read well enough to understand a newspaper story written at the eighth grade level.
An additional 30 million or 14% of the country’s adult population can only read at a fifth grade level or lower.
43% of adults with the lowest literacy rates in the United States live in poverty.
...for yourself, a family member or friend
The Spring Training for 2017 will take place 6:30PM-8:30PM on the following evenings:
Thursdays, March 16, 23 and 30, April 6 and 13. The followup session will be April 27.
People interested in tutoring who have previous tutoring or teaching experience may be able to receive individual training soon after applying.
This is a combined training for prospective adult basic skills and English as a second language (ESL) tutors, introducing them to techniques and guidelines
to help them work effectively with their students.
All classes take place at Bergen Community College Ciarco Learning Center at 355 Main St. in Hackensack, NJ 07601.
We ask that you arrive 15 minutes earlier on the first evening in order to complete the necessary paperwork. Please bring a current resume with you and
two references. There is a $20 materials fee for the book and training materials. Thank you for your efforts.
For more information, please email Antonio Brugnoli.