Archived News Release from 2006
For Immediate Release
Redwood City Project READ Seeks Volunteers to Share the Joy of Reading
Redwood City, CA - August 7 , 2006 - Right now, over 200 low-literate adults, teens, and elementary school aged kids are on the waiting list at Redwood City Project READ, seeking help with reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. This is a great opportunity for members of the Redwood City community to get involved in making a real difference in someone’s life, by becoming a Project READ tutor!
Project READ’s next tutor training begins Tuesday, August 15th and continues on Thursday, August 17th, Tuesday, August 22nd, Thursday, August 24th and Tuesday, August 29th. All classes are from 6-9 p.m. at the Redwood City Public Library Downtown Branch, located at 1044 Middlefield Road. Anyone interested in learning how to become a Project READ volunteer tutor is encouraged to call 780-7077 right away, to sign up for the hands-on, interactive, fun, and engaging 15-hour tutor training and program orientation.
Redwood City Project READ tutors work one-on-one, or with a small group, for just a few hours a week, helping learners attain their personal educational goals. Tutors work with learners in a relaxed and supportive environment, providing a source of inspiration and hope, and instill a lifelong love of learning. Tutoring sessions are individualized, and designed to help non-readers grow, learn and achieve their goals.
Volunteer tutors do not need special background or experience, only the desire to help others. “Tutors range in age from junior high school students to seniors,” explained Kathy Endaya, Director of the nonprofit agency formed in 1987. “Our tutors tell us that one of the most satisfying aspects of this program is being able to get to know their learner and enjoy mutual learning experiences over time.” For more information call Project READ at (650) 780-7077 or go to www.projectread-redwoodcty.org
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Kathy Endaya, Director