After-School Enrichment | Literacy and Learning Center
With the launch of the 2021-22 school year, The Literacy & Learning Center gears up for a busy, joy-enriched year of tutoring and growing.
The Literacy & Learning Center has opened back up for After-School Enrichment and Homework Helpers at full capacity! These programs serve students in grades K-12. Students meet at The Literacy & Learning Center to work on homework and receive individualized academic and literacy help in areas where they need improvement.
Students also engage in fun educational activities with partnerships from The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust, The Bascom, and other local nonprofit organizations. Individual tutoring is also offered to students in and out of TL&LC’s after school programs and is available seven days a week in one to two hour increments from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Individual tutoring is an enriching and fulfilling experience for the tutor and the student alike. Some students just need someone to be an open ear as they practice their reading skills.
Jan Potts, a volunteer tutor at The Literacy & Learning Center says, “The student I tutor has been doing so well. When we were first matched, we started just working on beginning sounds. At the end of the year, she was so proud of herself because she was able to read a whole book. The progress she’s made is just amazing. I was looking for a volunteer position, but what I didn’t realize was how much joy I would get from it. It’s just been a wonderful experience for both of us, and it’s fun! It’s also a small commitment, an hour or an hour and a half.”
Mary Ann Hardman, a former board member and volunteer tutor says, “It’s all about learning how to help those children enjoy learning and making it fun.”
If you’d like to volunteer your time to enrich a student’s life through individual tutoring, or to sign up for individual tutoring or TL&LC’s after school programs, contact The Literacy & Learning Center at (828) 526-0863 or email [email protected].