Literacy encompasses the skills of reading, writing, speaking in English, computing, and problem solving. The current federal definition of literacy is, “An individual's ability to read, write, speak in English, compute, and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job, in the family of the individual and in society.”

Using volunteer tutors, BMAC’s Adult Literacy program offers individualized assistance for persons working on improving their basic skills. This includes, but is not limited to, one-on-one tutoring in reading, writing, math, and English comprehension, and job search assistance.

Volunteer tutors help adults learn to read or improve basic skills, and/or to prepare for ESL (English as a Second Language) and GED (Graduation Equivalency Diploma) tests.

A volunteer’s schedule is flexible; typically with 1 or 2 hours per week. Each volunteer receives approximately 10 hours of training and orientation.   

If you are interested in this important work or have questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our office at 509-529-4980.


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