People 18 years and older who are interested in volunteering as a tutor for Project Read-Menlo Park -- an adult literacy program that has improved the lives of thousands of local residents over the last 30 years -- are invited to an orientation on Saturday (Sept. 17) morning at the Menlo Park Library, where they can learn more about the program.
The session is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and lunch will be provided.
Project Read offers free, one-on-one tutoring to adults who, because of their lack of English reading and writing skills, may be unable to fill out a job application, read their child a story, or understand directions on a bottle of aspirin or cold medication. There are an estimated 30 million people over the age of 16 in this country who do not read well enough to understand a newspaper article written at eighth-grade level, according to Project Read.
The program, administered through the Menlo Park Library, offers training to volunteer tutors, then matches them with adult learners on the waiting list -- of which there are many -- based on their mutual interests, schedules, and teaching and learning preferences.
Registration for the Saturday morning session is preferred. Call 330-2525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Project Read-Menlo Park, call 330-2525 or go to the Project Read website.