Tutoring adults to improve their lives
Niagara Regional Learning Centre
Tutoring adults to improve their literacy skills – and their lives
When you read a newspaper, look at a sign, write a grocery list or make a phone call, you’re putting your literacy skills to use. Throughout each day these skills come into play over and over again. It’s something most of us take for granted. Imagine not being able to read that paper, understand that sign or write that list. It makes life very difficult. It’s a reality thousands face every day – right here in Niagara. Approximately 88,000 persons in the Niagara Region have low literacy skills. In 2011, Statistics Canada reported the 42% of English speaking Canadians cannot read well enough to function in today’s world. That is almost half of our population.
NRLC is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that provides free one-to-one tutoring to adults over the age of 19. The program has been active in the Niagara Region since 1978. Every year many adults are able to move toward their goals of improved employment, formal schooling or more satisfying lifestyles.
The program provides literacy instruction in reading, writing, numeracy, computer, workplace, workforce, and life skills. Volunteer tutors are trained by Provincially accredited volunteer Trainers.
Thanks to Delta Bingo and Gaming, St. Catharines location, we are able to provide all of our adult learners with the study materials they need in order to reach their goals and to succeed.