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Volunteer for Yolo Reads this Family Literacy Month!

Nov 15, 2023 12:25PM ● By Yolo County News Release

YOLO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - The Yolo County Library’s Adult & Family Literacy program, Yolo Reads, is seeking tutors for English-speaking adult learners in need. Additional volunteer opportunities are available to those who can assist with outreach and organizational support. Becoming a volunteer tutor offers life-changing literacy skills to members of our community and a meaningful outlet for volunteers.

Since 2008, Yolo Reads has been providing free and confidential instruction to English-speaking adults who are striving to improve their reading, speaking, and writing skills. Learners receive one-on-one support from volunteer tutors, free workbooks, and other learning materials, along with personal guidance in utilizing Yolo County Library collections and resources. Recently, family learning has become a cornerstone of Yolo Reads.

Parents and caregivers in Yolo Reads gain the tools necessary to help their children succeed in school. Literacy empowers families, enabling them to make informed choices that lead to safer and healthier lives. Yolo Reads’ adult learners often progress in their formal education and are better able to support themselves and their families by obtaining better employment.

One in six Yolo County residents lacks sufficient reading and writing skills to carry out daily activities at work and home. “Our most effective form of program recruitment is word of mouth. Please share the benefits of Yolo Reads with your friends, family, and colleagues, and consider volunteering to help adult learners improve their reading and writing skills to achieve their life goals,” said Yolo Reads Coordinator Nancy Pacheco.

For those interested in tutoring, no experience is necessary, the hours are flexible, and Yolo Reads provides all the required training and materials. Tutoring space is available at each of the Yolo County Library branches located in the communities of Davis, West Sacramento, Clarksburg, Winters, Esparto, Knights Landing, and Yolo.

To learn more about this opportunity, please call Yolo Reads at (530) 666-8019 or email Nancy Pacheco at [email protected].

For more information about the Yolo County Library, visit www.YoloCountyLibrary.org, or connect with the Library on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/YoloCountyLibrary.org.

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