Children participate in an activity as part of a Lee County Literacy Coalition program.
CONTRIBUTED BY LEE COUNTY LITERACY COALITION
Imagine for a moment how you would present to the world if you could not read.
Lee County Literacy Coalition (LCLC) is creating spaces where individuals can experience the power of literacy. Reading lifts us out of our comfort zone, allows us to consider possibilities beyond our imagination and fundamentally helps us to navigate daily.
Increasing adult literacy rates positively affects poverty, K-12 test scores, economic prosperity, emotional and physical health and other social issues.
While LCLC services primarily focus on the education of adult learners, the Legacy Learning Project (family literacy) engages parents and offers small group sessions with both the parent and the child. The sessions seek to educate and share tools and strategies with participants, encouraging them to increase reading fundamentals and home activities and make reading a daily practice — which helps to improve K-12 success.
Parents with their children are invited to participate. The Legacy Learning Project’s 2023 sessions begin on Jan. 19. Sessions will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. CST at the Frank Brown Recreation Center, located at 235 Opelika Road in Auburn. Other session dates are Feb. 16, March 16 and April 20.
The goals are:
• to empower parents with tools to foster education and learning in the home,
• share principles to be incorporated as daily practices
• and engage and bond with their child using learning activities.
Each session will cover different topics to promote literacy, math and science. The sessions will be full of activities and sharing helpful community resources, and they will be so much fun. Dinner will also be provided.
Families completing all four sessions will receive either an E-reader or a family library to further facilitate reading practices in the home. Never fear — if you have a scheduling conflict, join us in May 2023 for the next four sessions.
This project is funded by a grant received from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. LCLC also expresses its gratitude to Auburn Parks and Recreation for hosting.
Parents and caregivers are a child’s first teacher. Let’s build a better future together! To register, visit www.leecountyliteracy.org/familyliteracy , call 334-705-0001 or email email@example.com. You can also register directly using the Auburn Parks and Recreation website: https://auburnal.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=30231&AdminPreview=1
Volunteer opportunities are available as well.
ABOUT THE LEE COUNTY LITERACY COALITION
LCLC is a nonprofit agency dedicated to helping adults learn to read, write and use mathematics and computers at a level necessary to succeed and thrive. Free services include one-to-one tutoring for reading, writing, math, computer and GED preparation for adults in the Lee County and surrounding areas. Workshops in financial, health and digital/workplace literacy are also offered. Learn more at www.leecountyliteracy.org.