MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN ADULT LITERACY

The Temple Literacy Council recruits volunteer literacy tutors
to work with adult learners in the Temple area.

RECRUITING

The Temple Literacy Council recruits volunteer literacy tutors to work with adult learners in the Temple area. Each adult learner who wants to learn to read or improve their English literacy skills is paired one-on-one or in a small group with a basic literacy and/or ESL tutor.

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer tutors are trained in the Laubach Literacy method, a tested and proven system of teaching phonetic reading. Regular in-service workshops are hosted in Temple. Staff and volunteers attend statewide conferences in an attempt to improve instruction.

AMBASSADORS

The TLC Ambassadors promote Adult Literacy Awareness using a yearly theme as they plan and execute activities to promote the mission of the TLC. Members may also be tutors, students, committee members or TLC Board members as they reach out to the community to recruit students and tutors as well as raise funds and awareness.

DONATIONS

This successful literacy program has operated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the Temple community since 1988. It is funded through generous donations of money and time by local individuals, organizations and businesses. The organization is not funded by any state or federal agencies.

DID YOU KNOW?

1 in 5 Central Texans struggle with low literacy.

The Temple Literacy Council recruits volunteer literacy tutors to work with adult learners in the Temple area. Tutors are trained in the Laubach Literacy method, a tested and proven system of teaching phonetic reading. We enjoy a productive partnership with Temple College and other community organizations, with each providing special levels of assistance to the adult learner and the family. These partners work together to provide a seamless transition from illiteracy to success in life.

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13% of adults in
Bell County are
functionally illiterate

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80% of prison inmates in Texas are
functionally illiterate

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75% of unemployed adults have reading or writing difficulties

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50% of unemployed adults on welfare do not have a high school diploma or GED

We need you.

Temple Literacy Council is almost exclusively a volunteer organization and there are many opportunities for volunteers. We need volunteer office staff to take phone calls and hand out applications to prospective students. Other volunteer opportunities would include helping get TLC’s message out to the community, perhaps creating brochures or television spot, and even grant writing. Whatever your time or talent, we can find a place for you!

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If you can read, you can help as a volunteer tutor.

Temple Literacy Council needs your support and help in fighting illiteracy. Volunteers are needed to serve as tutors or as other types of volunteers for the Council. Perhaps you know an adult who could use some help with reading and writing and could tell that person about the program and help change a life.

For tutoring or other inquiries call 254-774-READ.

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100 W Adams Ave, Suite 323
Temple, TX 76501
(254) 774-7323