Did you know that there are over 20,000 English speaking adults in Henderson County who cannot read? Blue Ridge Literacy Council is addressing this need by offering programs in three areas:

Basic literacy for Americans who didn't learn to read in school
Learning disabilities program for adults who need multi-sensory phonologically-based structured learning programs
ESL (English as a second language)
In the past year 346 students were tutored by 186 volunteers in these areas. Volunteer tutors are provided training and previous teaching experience is not necessary. All that is needed is an interest in helping adults learn and the ability to speak, read and write English.

Are you interested in helping meet and eliminate a waiting list for services? Contact he Literacy Council at 696-3811 or www.litcouncil.org. Diane Bowers, a member of Trinity is the Executive Director.