Don Broyles and Linda Nesbitt<
May 10, 2005
Putnam Rotary contributed $500 to Literacy Volunteers of Putnam this afternoon during their weekly luncheon meeting at Sleepy Hollow Country Club. Shown at left, Linda Nesbitt, member of the board of Literacy Volunteers, recieves a check from Rotary president Don Broyles.
The literacy program provides one-on-one tutorial assistance and group sessions in basic reading, writing and math skills for adults.
Tutors are volunteers from the local community who have completed a course of special training.
The program presently serves over fifty students. A number of these speak English as a second language, and wish to improve conversational skills.
While services are offered without charge, many students are supported through corporate sponsors who provide scholarships for the $250 cost average cost of the program.
In addition to direct funding, Rotary has assisted in acquisition of a computer and computer software for the program.