1 in 4 Houston adults have not earned a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.* 1 in 4 Houston adults live in poverty.** Do you think there is a correlation? It often takes courage for adults to ask for help, but they do it because they know that learning to read and write better can improve their families' circumstances for generations to come.
For 52 years, Literacy Advance tutors have helped transform lives and communities through the doorway of literacy. (See how you can help change people's lives here: http://literacyadvance.org/Volunteer/Student_Success_Spotlight/) You do NOT need experience to have this kind of impact - if you are compassionate, have a desire to share what you know with others, and are willing to learn yourself, we will train you for free to become an Adult Basic Education Tutor.
The need is great. Classes are forming now. Please contact us today to schedule a one-hour introduction and get started.
Please note: volunteers must be 18 years or older.
*Baker, et al. (2013). Houston's Literacy Crisis: A Blueprint for Community Action; s-v: Finck, Julie. (2015). When Students Miss School: The High Cost to Houston. The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation; 1. Children's Defense Fund-Texas. (2015). New Census Data Show Texas Leaving More Children in Poverty Than Any Other State, Except California
**Feibel, Carrie. (2012). Census: One Quarter of Houstonians Now Live in Poverty, 38 Percent Are Children. (2012). Houston Public Media, September 20, 2012