SOAR! of Lawrence County
Success and Opportunity At Reading! (SOAR!) Adult Literacy is a nonprofit organization funded by tax-deductible contributions from individuals, businesses and organizations. It is a partnership between Lawrence County Economic Growth Council and the Bedford Chamber of Commerce, and is supported by and housed at StoneGate Arts & Education Center, 931 15th St., Bedford.
An estimated 40 million adults in the U.S. have poor reading skills condemning them to low earnings, a lower quality of life and limited opportunities. As many as 750,000 adults in Indiana can't read well enough to understand job applications, highway signs, their child's homework, warning signs, monthly bills, shopping ads, food labels, or a newspaper.
When people volunteer to become SOAR! tutors, they are required to attend a series of trainings and commit to a minimum of two hours per week to provide tutoring sessions to their students. All student information is strictly confidential.
Students and tutors meet in one-on-one sessions approximately once a week. Volunteers can help individuals gain confidence and self-esteem while increasing their students' abilities to function well in everyday situations requiring reading.
Contact SOAR! if you:
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