Literacy Volunteers of Tucson
Literacy Volunteers of Tucson believes that everyone should have the opportunity to learn to read, write and speak English. We work with adults in two main areas:
We recruit, train and support volunteers who tutor adult students learning to speak English or improve their reading, writing and math skills. Due to the generosity of our donors and volunteers, tutoring is free and provided at convenient public locations. Since we began in 1961, our programs have been nationally accredited.
We offer an individualized approach to meet students where they are and to teach to students’ goals. Many of the students we serve are at the lowest literacy levels. Without our assistance, these students would have few learning options. Read our students’ stories in our student publication, Literacy Ventures in Tucson.
Large numbers of adults are seeking literacy services because they want to be more fully integrated into our community. With the first, huge step — asking for help — our students enter the path leading to improved language skills. As skills improve, so do confidence and self-esteem, which encourages more learning and growth. Improved literacy isn’t just a “feel-good” for our students; it is the wellspring from which a successful community blossoms.
In this 13-minute video, you can see and hear how adult literacy changes lives.