Ad Spot

June 20, 2021

Literacy Council certifies new tutors

New tutors

Charlotte Cranford

Jason Young

SALISBURY — Charlotte Cranford and Jason Young have recently completed training and joined the Rowan County Literacy Council’s team of volunteer tutors. They attended an orientation, underwent a background check, and passed a 12-hour online training program to become certified literacy tutors.

Both Cranford and Young are working with English as a Second Language (ESL) students.

Cranford decided to become a tutor after witnessing a tutoring session at the library. She said, “I was in the library and heard an older gentleman working with a young lady and thought ‘what a cool thing to do.’ I don’t have any experience in literacy education, so this was way out of my comfort zone. I emailed about volunteering and completed my training. I was terrified, but after meeting my student the first couple of times and seeing how eager he was to learn, I was so glad to have the opportunity to work with him. I look forward to seeing him progress towards his goals.”

Young was also looking for way to give back to his community in his free time. He said, “I enjoy helping people and what better way than to read? For me, reading opens the door to everything else.” Young’s student has a university degree from her home county but wants to improve her English language skills in order to enter the workforce.

The Rowan County Literacy Council provides reading and English language instruction to adults at the Rowan Public Library headquarters. Literacy tutors also work with students in several Rowan Salisbury Schools through a partnership with the Communities in Schools organization.

There are more than a dozen adult students on the waiting list, and many more elementary and middle school students in need of tutors. The Rowan County Literacy Council was founded in 1976 and is located in the main branch of the Rowan County Public Library at 201 W. Fisher St.

RCLC is a United Way Agency whose student programs are free of charge to individuals in the community.

More information on enrolling as a student or becoming a tutor can be found on the council’s website, www.rcliteracy.org, or by calling 704-216-8266.

Comments

Local

Hundreds turn out for annual Juneteenth celebration on newest federal holiday

Local

Between local champions and an upcoming state tournament, pickleball putting Salisbury on map

Business

Business leaders hope to draw big crowd for job fair at West End Plaza

News

Officers cleared in Mooresville shooting

Business

From firefighter to photographer, Brianna Mitschele is ready to capture more moments in downtown Salisbury

News

25 years later, runners reflect on Olympic torch’s trip through Rowan

News

Commissioners to consider designating Newberry Hall House as county historic landmark

Farm & Garden

51st annual Old Southeast Threshers’ Reunion set for July 1-5

Business

Biz Roundup: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Foundation awards grants from Salisbury to Jerusalem

Lifestyle

Kristy Woodson Harvey: For Dad

News

South Salisbury Fire Department activates new weather siren

Lifestyle

Library Notes: Meet the ‘Dare Devil Dogs’ in Week 5

Faith

Q&A with Bishop Tim Smith

College

Wolfpack tops Stanford falls in College World Series opener

Lifestyle

‘Down by the Praise Pond’ shares local author’s faith in debut children’s book

Nation/World

Driver crashes into crowd at Pride parade in Florida; 1 dead

News

Search continues after 3 tubers die, 2 disappear at dam

News

Research from NC State professors is aboard space station

Education

Livingstone College celebrates federal recognition of Juneteenth

College

Wolfpack faces Stanford today in College World Series

Nation/World

Tropical weather lashes Gulf Coast with winds, rain

Nation/World

Girl attacked by bear in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

News

Cooper vetoes bill that would have allowed more to carry guns in churches

News

Two tubers remain missing after going over Dan River dam