“Teaching someone to read is not the
filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”
Volunteers needed to
Learn to Read St. Lucie County, Inc., is a non-profit agency
with one full time and one part time employee, a board of directors and 214 volunteers.
We are in an urgent need of local sponsors and volunteers.
to add adult learners to our roles, but do not have the volunteers
to teach them.
In the past
two years, we have been able to increase the number of learners we
can serve by opening our computer language laboratory in our Fort
Computer lab satellite is on Tuesdays at the Morningside
Library in Port St. Lucie. This allows learners to have a
site closer to their homes. Before that,
a learner had to wait for a tutor to become available.
Now even if
the tutor is not available, learners can begin to learn by using
interactive software, such as Rosetta Stone, Ultimate Phonics and
Connected Speech. Many of the people we serve supplement their
learning by using the lab after beginning to work with a tutor.
programs in St. Lucie County offer one-on-one literacy or English as
a second language training for preliterate adults. Learn to Read has a waiting list that grows every
training for those individuals interested in joining this very
If you are
interested in registering for a training session, then please call our
executive director, Luz Ma Camacho at (772) 464-2747.
Also, please contact the office if you would like to
volunteer to tutor, help in the office, help write grants, etc.