Monday, February 24, 2020

Literacy Matter #3


LITERACY MATTERS – Fact No. 3 -- Did you know…68% of literacy programs are struggling with long student waiting lists and less than 10 percent of adults in need are receiving services.*  Imagine finally making that phone call, going through the process and then having to wait and wait for a tutor. CCLC has such a waiting list.  With one hour once a week, you can help reduce that waiting list!  Sign up for our February 29 workshop.  Learn about this rewarding experience and of the impact YOU can make on one person’s life.  (Pre-registration is a must.). LITERACY DOES MATTER.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

February 29, 2020 -- 9 am - 3:30 pm - at United Way House, La Plata

Literacy Matters 2


LITERACY MATTERS –  Fact No. 2. Did you know….Individuals at the lowest literacy and numeracy levels have a higher rate of unemployment and earn lower wages than the national average. Low literacy costs the U.S. at least $225 billion each year in non-productivity in the workforce, crime, and loss of tax revenue due to unemployment.*  With one hour once a week, CCLC and its tutors work to reduce those numbers here in Charles County.  You can too!  SIGN UP FOR OUR FEBRUARY 29 WORKSHOP.  Learn about this rewarding experience and of the impact YOU can make on one person’s life.  (Pre-registration is a must.). LITERACY DOES MATTER.

*Statistic provided by ProLiteracy

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Literacy Matters No. 1


LITERACY MATTERS – Did you know…that 36 million adults in the United States cannot read, write, or do basic math above a third-grade level.*  Now imagine being that person who cannot read or do basic math.  “It took me a long time to finally pick up the phone and call you.  And this is hard to say, I cannot read and need help.” That was the start of a phone call to CCLC from a new adult learner.  With one hour once a week, CCLC and its tutors work to help such individuals and reduce those literacy numbers here in Charles County.  You can be a part of this too!  SIGN UP FOR OUR FEBRUARY 29 WORKSHOP.  Learn about this rewarding experience and of the impact YOU can make on one person’s life.  (Pre-registration is a must.).  Call the office (301-934-6488) or email (charlescountyliteracy@comcast.net) for info.  LITERACY DOES MATTER.

*Statistic provided by ProLiteracy

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

OUR NEXT TRAINING WORKSHOP is scheduled for Saturday, February 29 from 9 am-3:30 pm. Did you know that approximately 15,000 Charles County residents are either illiterate or functional illiterate? For over 50 years that is where the service of the Charles County Literacy Council has come in. Join in making the difference for as little as one hour once a week by coming a literacy tutor.
A one-day workshop with pre-reading materials beforehand will certify you as a ProLiteracy Tutor. You must pre-register. Email or call (charlescountyliteracy@comcast.net) (301-934-6488) for details. PS -- Imagine not being able to read this! If you can, you are one of the lucky ones. Each One, Teach One.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CONGRATULATIONS TO ROTARY 4-WAY TESTERS, a team from the Rotary Club, La Plata.  Fourteen teams competed at Saturday's (January 11) Adult Team Spelling Bee. In the final round spelling correctly the word  "zucchetto" (a Roman Catholic cleric's skullcap: black for a priest, purple for a bishop, red for a cardinal, and white for the Pope), Rotary 4 Way Testers became the 2020 SPELLING BEE GRAND CHAMPIONS!  Congratulations to them and to all the teams for a great and fun competition and to all the guests for coming out and cheering on the teams and supporting the Charles County Literacy Council. It was a fun night!