Education and Literacy

Education and Literacy

 

CENTER FOR BASIC LEARNING SKILLS


Phone: (574) 259-5427


Background: The Center for Basic Learning Skills is a program for adult literacy. We work with adults from the South Bend area who are working toward their GED's. Many of our clients are educationally disadvantaged and anxious to learn.

Volunteers: We tutor from 8:00- 12:00 Monday through Friday mornings at the Center for Basic Learning Skills in South Bend. A commitment of one morning a week or more tutoring and helping adults receive an education is requested. Volunteers work in groups of 2-3.

CENTURY 21 SCHOLARS

Phone: (574) 239-2380

Website: www.in.gov/ssaci/2345.htm

Background: The Twenty-first Century Scholars program is Indiana's early outreach and college tuition scholarship program for high schools students from low and moderate-income families. Students who become Scholars promise to: graduate from an Indiana high school, maintain a grade point average of at least a 2.0, agree not to use drugs, alcohol or commit a crime, and apply for admission to an Indiana college, university or technical school as a high school senior. In exchange for keeping their pledge, Scholars are guaranteed up to eight semesters of tuition costs at participating public college, university or technical school in Indiana. If the Scholar attends a private institution, the state will award an amount comparable to the cost of tuition at a public institution.

Volunteers: Please call us for information on volunteering.

LITERACY COUNCIL OF SAINT JOSEPH COUNTY

Phone: (574) 335-9781

Website: www.stjoereads.org/about.asp


Background: The Literacy Council is a volunteer organization that provides tutors to teach adults how to read and write.

Volunteers: Volunteers are needed as tutors for 1.5 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months. One hour per week training sessions are required for the first 5 weeks.