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 MCCLCLisa@gmail.com .