The Importance of Literacy

"For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right.... Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential."

Kofi Annan



Did You Know?

We focus on helping each person achieve his or her potential through literacy skills.

We offer tutoring to take the U.S. Citizenship exam. Recently, two of our students passed it and are now citizens!

People who volunteer often become happier and feel more connected to their community. Volunteers know they are making a difference to other people.

When individuals improve their literacy skills, they feel more confident and able to do new things.

For some adults, reading is difficult because they have a learning disability. We help each student to discover their best learning style and build on what they already know.

The most important predictor of children's literacy level is their mother's literacy level. Each time we help a mother improve her skills, it helps her children have a better start in life.

Board Members

Board of Directors 2017-2018

Geoffrey Titherington, President
John Rivard, Vice President
Jeanne Mahoney, Secretary
Ellen Pouravelis, Treasurer

Jean Brennan
Arthur Dumas, Esq.
Deborah Godin
Cassandra Mosher
Shawn Sullivan




 
883 Main Street • Suite 4 • Sanford, ME 04073
lvgsanford@gmail.com • 207-324-2486 • Fax: 207-324-2486
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