“IN THE UNITED STATES, AN ESTIMATED 30 MILLION PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN READ NO BETTER THAN THE AVERAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILD.”
Literacy Orange is a volunteer based adult literacy provider formed through a merger of Literacy Volunteers of Eastern Orange County (LVeoc) and Literacy Volunteers of Western Orange County (LVWOC). On this website you can find information on our programs and services, how to become a volunteer, how to contact us, and news of our current events. The continued support of our volunteers and donors is crucial to the future success of Literacy Orange. Your support in any form is greatly appreciated.
Together, we can eliminate illiteracy in Orange County!
WHO WE ARE
Literacy Partners of Orange County, New York, Inc. or Literacy Orange
• is a not-for-profit agency
• is dedicated to raising the literacy rate in our community through one-to-one or small group adult tutoring
WHAT WE DO
For our students:
• evaluate speaking, reading, and writing skills
• match each student with a tutor
• identify short and long term goals
• support students to make the experience a positive one
WHY WE DO IT
Adults need strong literacy skills:
• to raise children who have strong literacy skills.
• to be good employees.
• to keep themselves and their families healthy
Donate to Help Literacy Orange
Anyone that makes a donation of $40.00 or more will receive the book, “Skies over Sweetwater“, a novel by Julia Moberg; A Literary Guild and Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Selection.
For your $40, you will receive a novel about the Women Air Force Service Pilots; the first women in history to fly American military aircraft.
Your contribution of $100 or more will provide one 30-week subscription to News for You, a newspaper for beginning readers; or, a book and/or workbook designed for low-level adult readers.
Would you like to help adults become better readers?
Become a literacy volunteer
The mission of Literacy Orange has been, and will remain, to help adults learn to read, and write so that they can reach their potential. When adults come to us to learn to read, they have been living lives of poverty and despair. They are dependent on their communities. It is a not a life anyone would choose; to live in a literate society, that values and rewards education, without this basic skill.
Using a state-approved tutor training method, the organization recruits and trains volunteers to provide one to one and small conversation group tutoring for people who are struggling with literacy — There is no cost for tutoring services. To start tutors, Literacy Orange provides them with all the training necessary before any tutoring activity begins. At the completion of training the tutor will be matched with an individual who has expressed a desire to learn English, or improve their reading and writing skills. The needs and base skills of our students vary to a great extent, but they all need your help to reach a personal goal. Just a couple of hours a week will help them do that, and provide you with a great deal of satisfaction as well. We will provide you with ongoing support when needed, and learning materials too.
Please call Literacy Orange at 845-341-5460 to register as a tutor; this training requires online training in order to become a certified literacy tutor.
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