LITERACY CENTER NEWS
LITERACY CENTER HOLDS Annual
Run or walk, and catch a rising star for literacy at The Literacy Center of Milford’s annual 2015 NEON NIGHTRUN to be held in Downtown Milford on THIS SATURDAY, July 11, 2015. This luminescent neon night will convene at the Rotary Pavilion at 6:30 – 7:45 PM for registration. 8:00 PM is GO (when the race starts). Sponsored by The Milford Bank, Cohen and Wolf, PC’s, Attorneys at Law, The Junior Woman’s Club of Milford, Sikorsky Credit Union, Briarpatch Enterprises, McInnis Companies, Orangetheory Fitness Shelton, The Edge Fitness Clubs, Crossfit Milford, Star 99 and Stonebridge Restaurant.
The registration fee is $30. The first 250 online registrants will receive a free NEON T-shirt, glow necklace and goodie bag as they run, walk, and help raise funds in support of the Center’s vital literacy programs for hundreds of local adults and children in need of its educational services. Additional neon items and t-shirts will be for sale.
Under a canopy of stars, the timed 3.1-mile challenge will begin and end at the Rotary Pavilion in a grand finale filled with awards for runners and walkers for fastest/best costumes/most enthusiastic/most NEON/Best time/highest pledges and many more. Register at www.literacycenterofmilford.com or call 203-878-4800 for additional information.
After-party and NEON drink specials will follow at STONEBRIDGE RESTAURANT for participants who are 21 years and older.
“Our neon night race promises to be an exciting event.” says Tami Jackson, the Center’s Executive Director, “We hope everyone can make it — and be all aglow as they run and walk for the great cause of literacy!”
Volunteer to become a Tutor
A wonderful opportunity for you can make a difference in someone else’s life! Did you know there are more than 25,000 people in Milford, Stratford and West Haven without a high school diploma? Did you know there are more than 3,400 adults who are not fluent in English and there are 57 non-English languages spoken in these cities? (Data taken from the Milford, Stratford and West Haven School District Strategic School Profile, 2012-2013)
The Literacy Center of Milford offers five-week volunteer TUTOR TRAINING classes in ESL (English as a Second Language).
Classes begin Sept 16.
There is a $20 fee for course materials. Knowledge of a foreign language is not necessary. All prospective volunteer tutors will be interviewed in advance. For further information, call The Literacy Center office between the hours of 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 203-878-4800.
Additionally, if you are interested in working with students preparing for their GED (General Equivalency Diploma) examination, or prefer to help adult students with basic literacy skills, call the Center’s office for an interview.
The Literacy Center of Milford is part of the ProLiteracy network of adult basic education and literacy programs. ProLiteracy is working with its member programs to raise awareness of available ESL services.
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