Literacy Kansas City in need of volunteers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City group that teaches adults to read is looking for help. Literacy Kansas City, founded in 1985, works toward advancing literacy in the KC metro area, where approximately 225,000 adults function at the lowest literacy level.

Students in the program start off with three classroom sessions and are then paired with a tutor to work with them one-on-one.

But Literacy Kansas City has run into a problem-- there's a shortage of tutors, leaving the students who finish the classroom work in limbo.

"If there's not enough tutors to support these people----the people who have this need and this desire end up dropping out.  They're most likely not going to come back as well.  They're not going to get that ability to improve their life, improve their future----even their children's future," volunteer David Walburn said.

Literacy KC provides volunteers with training and tutors are not required to hold teaching certificates

For more information on the program and how to get involved, visit www.literacykc.org.

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