Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County Brochure
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This is a brochure I made to advertise Literacy Volunteers services for the community and for potential tutors and volunteers. Our director was so impressed with the design that she sent them to be......

This is a brochure I made to advertise Literacy Volunteers services for the community and for potential tutors and volunteers. Our director was so impressed with the design that she sent them to be professionally printed!

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  • 1. You can make a difference.Did you know…? Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County Please consider donating the gift of your time by...that in Upshur County, 19% of adults, or about becoming a volunteer reading or math tutor. Byone out of every five, read below a fourth grade helping another adult learn to read, you open a whole new chapter in their lives—and perhapslevel? your own as well. We hold various fundraisers throughout the year, the most famous being our book sales. Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County is a 501(c)3 non- profit organization, and exists solely because of...that three out of four food stamp recipients grants, our fundraisers and generous communityread at the lowest national literacy levels, and support. If you would like to help out, or if youthat 43% of low level readers live in poverty? would like to donate books, services, or even money, your support is greatly appreciated....that conservative estimates say that low The mission of Literacy Volunteers of Upshurliteracy costs $73 million per year in terms of County is to foster and promote literacy and lifedirect health costs? skills among adults in Upshur County, WV who...that low literacy is strongly linked to crime? have low level reading and math skills. Tutoring is done on a one-on-one basis , is completely free of70% of U.S. prisoners are in the lowest levels of charge, and is strictly confidential.literacy. Please contact us for more information. OfficeReading is absolutely essential to function hours are 8:30am-4:00pm Monday—Friday.well in today’s world. And yet one-fifth ofUpshur County adults have difficulty with 34 Franklin Street Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County Buckhannon, WV 26201this basic skill. lvaupco@wirefire.netFewer than 10% of adults who could benefit http://lvaupco.webs.comfrom literacy programs are currently being (304) 472-2343served. If someone in your life struggles withliteracy, please encourage them to contact us. Like us on Facebook or It’s never too late. follow us on Twitter!It’s never too late to start reading. (@LVAUPCO)
  • 2. Imagine...-Not being able to write out a grocery list.-Not being able to open a bank account.-Not being able to read street signs or flyers.-Not being able to read the menu at arestaurant.-Not being able to read the newspaper—not theheadlines, and not the classifieds.-Not being able to read and use a computerkeyboard, much less the Internet.-Not being able to sign permission slips for yourchildren’s field trips, or read them a bedtimestory.-Not being able to fill out a job application orwrite a resume.-Not being able to add up your bills, or readwhen the due date on them is.-Not being able to read medicine labels,warning signs or a voting ballot.-Not being able to read a letter from a friend, afamily recipe, or a good book.-Not being able to conduct your own business.These are only a few of the manychallenges faced by adults whostruggle with reading or basic math.