"He who opens a school door, closes a prison." Victor Hugo
Hey! Check this out: the Ionia County Literacy Council will be holding book sales EVERY THURSDAY AND FRIDAY until further notice. Here's your chance to get yourself and your child ready for winter reading. See the flyer below for details.
The Ionia County Literacy Council is best known for its tutoring programs. Volunteer tutors are trained to teach adult learners how to read or improve their reading skills, improve their basic math skills, and/or learn English as a second language.
Tutoring is offered on an individual or small-group basis. Individual tutoring takes place in a public location -- most generally a community library. Small group reading and math classes can be offered with a literacy council volunteer tutor at the office of Michigan Works in Ionia.
The Ionia County Literacy Council works with local businesses to tutor those employees in the workplace who need improvement in their reading skills, which can help them perform better on the job, especially in situations where job skills in the workplace are changing.
Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to see the ways in which you can volunteer for the Ionia County Literacy Council.
We have added a tutor training form to this website, so that you can sign up to take a tutor training and submit the form to us electronically.
View our Calendar of Events, to learn when tutor trainings will be taking place, when and where ESL classes are being offered, as well as other Literacy Council related events.
For more information on tutoring or about the Literacy Council in general, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 616-527-1360, ext. 116.
The National Literacy Act (Public Law 102-73, July 25, 1991) defines literacy as an individual’s ability to read, write, and speak English, and compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and in society, to achieve one’s goals, and develop one’s knowledge and potential.