2014 Authors for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction
Septmember 5, 2014, 6pm
The featured author for the 2014 Authors for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction will be James Patterson. Click on the image to the left to go to our dedicated Authors for Literacy webpage, which includes information about how to buy tickets.
Tutor one child. Change two lives- that is the tag line for the Augustine Project®. But it is an understatement.
Yes, a student’s life is changed because reading will open up so many doors. Yes, the tutor’s life is also changed because helping another person to read is a priceless experience. The tag line, however, does not mention the number of people who will be touched by that literate child throughout his or her lifetime.
Eventually, children who love to read succeed in school and become a high school graduates. They are self-confident. They serve as a role model for their friends at school, sisters, brothers, cousins and other family members.
A literate child, as a young adult, becomes employed or further educated and learns skills that benefit local economy and culture rather than draining resources.
That financially stable and poised young adult will form healthy relationships that lead, possibly, to parenthood. A literate parent will read to children and help them with homework. The cycle of success continues in future generations.
The dates for the next Augustine training are set and the location is secured. All we need now is you! Become an Augustine Tutor!
The mission of the Augustine Literacy Project® is to improve the reading, writing and spelling abilities of low-income children and teens who struggle with literacy skills. The project trains and supports volunteer tutors who provide free, long term, 1-to-1 instruction using the Orton-Gillingham approach and Wilson Reading System® materials.
Volunteer Tutor Orientation and Training Schedule
Download a PDF file showing dates and time for tutor orientation sessions and tutor training classes for Adult Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Classes fill up fast. Schedule your seat today via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 828-254-3442, ext 204.
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2013 Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction featuring Charles Frazier
Brian Lee Knopp on the left, who interviewed Charles; Charles Frazier on the right
2013 Spelling Bee, "Bring it to the Bee"
Click here to read a full recap of the event written by Megan Northcote.
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