Literacy program seeks volunteers 8.1

Training begins Aug. 11 for volunteers interested in helping with an adult literacy program. Volunteers typically meet in a library or church to assist someone needing to improve reading skills.

The “Learning Partners Adult Literacy Program” is sponsored by the Community Action Agency (CAA) to train tutors in Lenawee and Hillsdale counties.

“Reading is a skill that many of us take for granted,” said program manager Sandra Schopmeyer. “However, there are many people who are not able to read to their children, and others who are not able to read the directions on how to use their medication.”

Regardless of the various reasons for reading difficulties, Schopmeyer said the Adult Literacy Program has proven effective in assisting a growing population of illiterate adults.

A 15-hour training program for tutors is spread over four days. The training starts with a session scheduled from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, then follows with three evening sessions from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 13, 14 and 15. The classes are scheduled in Adrian.