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STAR Adult Literacy Seeks Tutors for the October 14, 2017 Training

STAR Adult Literacy LogoSharing the Ability to Read (STAR) is a volunteer effort to help reduce illiteracy in Dewitt, Livingston, Logan and McLean Counties. STAR trains and places volunteer tutors with adults who want to improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math, or who want to learn English as a second language.

According to Bloomington-Normal Local Wiki (Illiteracy in Bloomington-Normal) the state of Illinois has an estimated two million adults who are unable to read or write. Approximately 6% of that number are believed to reside in McLean County. Tutors are placed with students either one-one-one or in small groups at convenient, public locations around Bloomington-Normal and surrounding communities.

The STAR Literacy project was made possible by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library (ISL), a division of the Office of Secretary of State, using state funds designated for literacy. Books to Benefit is a proud supporter of STAR. Proceeds of our semiannual used book sales are donated to STAR.

As a STAR Volunteer You Can…

  • Help adults improve their reading, writing, or math skills or help non-native English speakers to improve their English
  • Tutor individuals one-on-one or in small groups with support from STAR Literacy instructional support staff
  • Work mornings, afternoons or evenings based on the schedule that is convenient for you and your student
  • Fulfill an important need in your community

Interested in Volunteering?

  • Tutor training sessions are offered twice a year. The next session is scheduled on Saturday, October 14 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m at 200 W. Front Street, Room 323 in Bloomington, Illinois.
  • Information and training is free for people interested in becoming a volunteer reading math or English as a second language tutor.
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • To receive more information about volunteering or to register for training, call STAR Adult Literacy at (309) 834-9222, (309) 831-5651 or email Robin at rlandryroe17@gmail.com.