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Literacy Volunteers of Monongalia & Preston Counties
977 Tyrone Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
Reading is a difficult task for 40 million adults in the United States. According to the 2000 Census, more than 200,000 West Virginians have less than a 9th grade education.
- Monongalia County has 5,000 of those who have less than a 9th grade education.
- 20% of the population - more than 12,000 adults - did not finish high school.
- Preston County has more than 7,000 of those who have less than a 9th grade education.
- 37% of the population - more than 8,000 adults - did not finish high school. More than 1 in 3 people in Preston County did not graduate from high school!
Background and Mission
Literacy Volunteers of Monongalia and Preston Counties, United Way agencies, offer FREE one-to-one tutoring that is strictly confidential. Monongalia County Literacy Volunteers is a non-profit educational organization, which has existed since 1983. Literacy Volunteers of Preston County - PCLV - has been providing service since 1989. The services are for Basic Reading and English as a Second Language
The mission is to assist adults who do not read or who do not read well enough to improve their reading and writing skills. Literacy Volunteers also works to raise public awareness about the problems associated with adult illiteracy.
Improved Reading Skills
The ability to read and write is basic to living a full life. Adult literacy students gain independence as informed contributing citizens when they are able to become full participants at home, in the workplace and in society.
Improved reading allows people to:
- read contracts, medicine bottles, doctors instructions, insurance policies, etc.
- increase their earning power
- save money by comparison shopping
- participate more effectively in their children's education
- learn better home budgeting skills
- feel more comfortable in the workforce and business world
- have higher self-esteem
- participate more fully in their community and church
- have greater independence
Become a partner in literacy
- If you know people who need help with reading and writing skills, encourage them to call Literacy Volunteers.
- If you are interested in becoming a tutor, sign up for our next series of tutor training workshops. We offer training in:
- Basic Reading
- English as a second language
- If you would like to donate your time and talents in other ways, call us -- we welcome any help you can provide. We especially need volunteers to do:
- Public awareness activities
- Office work