- Be a life long learner.
The demands of our workplaces and our world are changing every day. Brush up
on your skills.
- Encourage others to be lifelong learners.
Support your friends, family members, and neighbors who are improving their
skills - whether it be reading and writing, getting a diploma or GED, or
learning to program computers.
- Read with your child.
Studies show that parents are the most important teachers of their children.
Children learn the importance of reading from those closest to them.
- Volunteer to tutor.
Many literacy programs are small and depend on the involvement of local
community members. They are glad to provide training to potential volunteers.
- Volunteer to support literacy programs in
Many literacy programs do not have the funds to pay for support staff, and
welcome volunteers to help answer phones and provide other office support
- Support friends who want to participate
in a literacy program.
If people you know want to participate in a literacy program, offer to take
care of their children while they attend class, or to drive learners to and
- Donate equipment or other materials.
If your office is getting a new copier, fax machine, or computer, consider
donating the old equipment to a literacy program in your community.
- Donate money.
All literacy programs combined serve fewer than 10 percent of people with
literacy needs. More money allows more people to get the help they need.
- Start a literacy program in your office.
Make sure your office provides training to employees, and that courses are
presented as a positive opportunity to improve your skills.
- Strengthen the links between literacy
programs and other community groups.
If you volunteer at another program in your community - such as a homeless
shelter - make sure employers are aware of literacy programs and how to refer
potential learners to them.
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