If adults in the Fox Cities area have increased literacy skills they will be better employees, parents, and community members and we will have a more literate community.
The Fox Valley Literacy Council is a community-based nonprofit organization that trains volunteers to provide client-focused adult literacy education to people in the Fox Cities area.
Many people want to better themselves by learning to read, write, and do math. Some people decide to get a GED or HSED in order to get a job or get a better job. Fox Valley Literacy may be able to find a volunteer tutor to help them reach their goals.
Learning English helps many people find jobs or find better jobs. Speaking English allows people to be able to communicate with health care providers, coworkers, bosses, or their children's teachers. Many people want to apply for citizenship but need to speak better English. Fox Valley Literacy may be able to find a volunteer tutor to help them reach their English language learning goals.
Imagine the satisfaction of becoming a literacy tutor and teaching a person to read or write. Consider the pride in helping someone learn to speak English and become a fully participating member of the community. Fox Valley Literacy trains volunteers to become literacy tutors. Training sessions are held throughout the year and consist of online and classroom instruction.
Watch the "From the Heart" video to see what adult learners and their tutors have to say.
Few trends start out in elementary school and bubble up to adult activities, but that's the path spelling bees have taken. Inspired by the globally recognized Scripps competition exclusively for youngsters, spelling bees have become local events, intellectual competitions, and fundraisers that combine learning with fun for all ages.
The Fox Valley Corporate Spelling Bee is a great evening of fun, food, and philanthropy. Participation and sponsorship is an investment that provides an incomparable return because improving adult literacy helps adults to become better employees, parents, and participating members of the community.
Serving Outagamie, Waupaca, northern Calumet, and northern Winnebago Counties
In Outagamie County alone, there are over 12,500 people who lack basic literacy skills.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics