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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."

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TUTORS

Are you willing to teach adult learners how to read? Tutors meet with their students at any one of the 17 Brevard Public Libraries.

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TUTORS

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To get started, adult learners are evaluated to determine current reading and writing levels.

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EVALUATORS

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Literacy for Adults in Brevard(LAB) is entirely operated by volunteers.

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OPERATIONS

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TUTORS

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.

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OPERATIONS

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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OUR CORNERSTONE

LEARN MORE ABOUT LAB

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.

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" 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! "

SHERRY

Student

NEED TO KNOW

A LAB STUDENT

could be an international college graduate who needs to learn English in order to get a job in the United States. A LAB student might be a grandmother whose own children graduated from high school but she herself never learned to read: now she wants to learn to read to her grandchildren.  Our LAB student could be someone who had to drop out of school for whatever reason. Our LAB student could be a retired welding inspector, with a successful career, who never learned to read.

LAB VOLUNTEER TUTORS provide free individualized ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION that focuses on the learner’s goals. Typical adults in our program struggle to read a menu, fill out a job application, or read a bedtime story to their children. Others left school before graduation and want to obtain their GED to improve employment opportunities. Many of our adult learners have families in which English was not the primary language spoken and now they want to improve their English skills. 

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GET IN TOUCH