Date(s) - 10/18/17
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Creek County Literacy Program
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(SAPULPA, OK – October 3, 2017) Adult literacy volunteers are needed to help Creek County area adults improve reading, writing and basic math skills.
- Seventeen percent of adults in Creek County 18 to 24 years old do not have a high school diploma.
- Eleven percent of adults in Creek County 25 years of age and older do not have a high school diploma.
- Twelve percent of Oklahoma adults – more than 400,000 – are functionally illiterate.
Creek County Literacy Program is a non-profit organization that trains adults to become volunteer literacy tutors, and then matches those tutors with adult learners. To become a tutor, individuals must attend Creek County Literacy Program’s free one-day Tutor Training workshop. Knowledge of another language is not necessary and no prior teaching experience is required. This workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18 from 9am to 4pm at Creek County Literacy Program, 15 North Poplar Street in Sapulpa. Lunch is provided.
The presenter, Donna Hall, received her Master’s in Reading from Northeastern State University. Hall is a Certified Reading Specialist as well as a National Board certified teacher in Early Childhood Education. She taught in the elementary school setting for over 20 years, teaching second grade at Edison Elementary School in Bristow. For two years Hall served as a REAC3H Instructional Coach, providing training and assistance to 14 school districts. She has also completed the requirements to present innovative strategies for Oklahoma literacy instruction as an Open Minds trainer, sponsored by the Literacy Resource Office of Oklahoma Department of Libraries.
For more information or to register for this free workshop, please call 918-224-9647.
About Creek County Literacy Program
For 28 years CCLP has worked to improve the quality of life in our community by promoting and achieving literacy. One in six adults 18-24 years old in our county do not have a high school diploma. One in nine adults 25 years of age and older in our county do not have a high school diploma. Thirty-six percent of students K-3 in our county receive reading remediation. Through extensive outreach and collaboration with a network of community partners, CCLP strives to ensure that individuals who need to improve their literacy skills receive the help they need. CCLP’s Mission is to help every child and adult in Creek County to read through tutoring, technology and health literacy outreaches. CCLP’s Vision is for every child and adult in Creek County to read proficiently.