This is a public thank you to the Rotary Club of Westbury/Carle Place for the privilege and opportunity to tell them about Project Literacy/Outreach, Inc. and the role of that organization in meeting the challenge of functional illiteracy.
Project Literacy/Outreach, Inc. is an innovative grassroots response to the national problem of illiteracy. Current research indicates that a lack of phonemic awareness appears to be a major obstacle in learning to read and that individuals with reading disabilities must be provided highly structured programs that directly teach application of phonologic rules to the decoding of print. Project Literacy has recognized that these principles of reading instruction are effective for all learners, and are critical for learners with reading disabilities. Project Literacy was launched in 1986. It recruits and trains volunteers to deliver a multisensory strategy. People with lifelong difficulties learn how to read through the help of well-trained volunteers. All services are free.
For a satisfying volunteer experience, or to get help for someone who wants to improve reading, writing and spelling, call 676-7066 or 679-3522. Help is just a phone call away.