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Mid-State Literacy Council: Giving Back to the Community

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Are you looking to give back to the State College community or in need of a rewarding volunteer experience? The Mid-State Literacy Council is a small, comprehensive learning space for anyone looking to improve their English. This non-profit group provides adult education instruction in Centre and Clearfield Counties. “The Council offers basic literacy, English as a second language, and family literacy services to adults who are in need of the basic communication skills to navigate through day-to-day activities.” Students and adult learners can practice and prepare for many things including reading, writing, math, communication skills, applying for jobs, learning new work skills, university or graduate school entrance exams, the Citizenship Test, and more. Tutoring is completely customizable depending on an individuals specific needs. The council relies heavily on volunteers, so they are always looking and accepting help. Volunteers work directly with adult learners and students in small groups or in private tutor sessions and often describe the work they do as humbling and rewarding. The Council also hosts an annual spelling bee every spring where adults compete in teams of 2 or 3 to be crowned spelling bee champions. No prior experience is needed and tutors undergo a special training session before they begin! To get involved visit their website or call their office at (814) 238-1809 to receive more information.