The Magnolia-Columbia County Literacy Council is training volunteers.

Volunteer training for people interesting in helping the Magnolia-Columbia County Literacy Council will be held 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Adult Education Center, 104 Harvey Couch Boulevard.

Refreshments will be served at the training.

The council is a nonprofit organization that works to help adults and teens improve their reading, writing, math, life skills, and employability skills.

This often means breaking inter-generational cycles of illiteracy.

The council provides individualized instruction for students, including finding a personal tutor for those students that prefer a private tutor. It also recruits and trains volunteer tutors to teach basic literacy skills.

The council also provides:

-- English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring.

-- Literacy classes, tutoring, and materials free to students.

-- Scheduled tutor times for teens and adults in a safe environment at the local Adult Education Center.

-- Basic computer literacy during the summer.

-- After-school tutoring and homework assistance at the Boys & Girls Club during the school year.

-- Family literacy programs.

-- Provide materials and information to help spread the message in Columbia County of the free services and materials offered to citizens.

For more information on training, call 870-901-6028, or email .

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