The Learning Center recently announced a partnership with Susquehanna Bank that will help to continue volunteer tutoring services to adults in Lycoming County through a $5,000 contribution.
The Learning Center gives adults the opportunities to acquire skills to be effective in their roles as members of their families, communities and workplaces.
The mission is to change lives through literacy, learning and libraries.
State funding for small volunteer, community- and library-based literacy programs is no longer available. The need for continued tutoring services in Lycoming County is critical. With the loss of state funding in July 2011, local foundations, private donors and the United Way provided a way to continue services.
Since re-opening in October, the Learning Center has provided adult education and literacy services to 156 adults. Of those, 28 have achieved their GED. The partnership will help continue one-on-one tutoring services in reading, writing and math to attain those skills necessary for employment or eventual transition to post-secondary education. A key element with this partnership is an emphasis on financial literacy. Instruction includes banking, acquiring credit, understanding your paycheck, lending and other financial literacy skills.
Volunteers are need and the next tutor development workshop will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Welch Wing, third-floor classroom.
Prospective tutors must attend both sessions. To register, call 326-0536, ext. 159 or ext. 151.