After years of deep budget cuts, The Literacy Volunteers of America/ MIDYORK received a $44-thousand dollar grant from the State Education Department. The grant will help literacy volunteers build additional tutoring and educational programs across the Mohawk Valley.
The executive director says there is a large number of people hin our area that are functionally illiterate. With the additional money, they will be able to expand their services.
"What we try and do is provide them with some really basic skills so that they're able to function in our culture. With this additional money, we'll be able to signfiicantly increase our services, hold a lot more training workshops for our tutors, and hopefully expand our program."
Literacy Volunteers services provide one-on-one tutoring for adults reading at or below a sixth grade reading level.
Through this grant, services will now be provided to those in need throughout Oneida, Madison, and Herkimer counties.
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