LITERACY FOR ADULTS IN BREVARD
EXPONENTIALLY INFLUENCING ILLITERACY IN BREVARD
"Literacy for Adults in Brevard (LAB) teaches literacy skills to adults so they may reach their full potential in their families, jobs, and communities."
Are you willing to teach adult learners how to read? Tutors meet with their students at any one of the 17 Brevard Public Libraries.
To get started, adult learners are evaluated to determine current reading and writing levels.
Literacy for Adults in Brevard(LAB) is entirely operated by volunteers.
Tutoring adults is complex. Highly effective tutors build a relationship of trust, strengthening the adult learner’s confidence, acknowledging their challenges, while using strategies that leave them with the skills to drive their own learning in the future.
To help just one person, requires many hands! Office support from setting up files to keeping records of data; research for opportunities to speak about LAB; Plan and execute fundraisers; Search for more ways to reach students, tutors, and donors to name just a few opportunities.
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The program has had many distinct outreach efforts over the past 50 years but has remained true to the basic tenet: one – on – one tutoring in the public libraries across the county. After they are assessed, adult learners meet with their tutor once a week for a minimum of 60 – 90 minutes. All materials are provided at no cost.
" Being in this program my reading confidence went from a 0% to 100%. With my confidence I was able to advance at my job by taking a test which used to terrify me. Now I read to my nephews and I enjoy reading to myself. I feel good - no more hiding! "