Funding from Workforce Development places a priority on adults, reading above a sixth-grade level, who can make measurable gains within a year. Kosciusko Literacy Services is seeking to restore service to lower literacy adults by providing literacy classes in addition to volunteer tutors.
Beginning in September, the classes will meet twice a week for two hours. Volunteers are needed to provide an additional hour of one-on-one help. The objective is to improve reading skills to a minimum of the eighth grade level so that the student may enter GED classes. For more information or to volunteer, call (574) 267-5380 or visit www.kosciuskoliteracyservices.org.
Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants to organizations in communities served by Dollar General. Dollar General Stores in Kosciusko County are located in Syracuse, North Webster, Milford, Pierceton, Mentone and Warsaw.
The literacy grants support nonprofit organizations suck as KLS that provide literacy services such as adult basic education, GED diploma preparation, English language acquisition or programs for youth who struggle with reading. For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and a complete list of grant recipients, visit www.dgliteracy.org. By collaborating with other educational initiatives, Kosciusko Literacy Services envisions making Kosciusko County the Education Capital of Indiana.