900 Tutors in 90 Days

By: NBC 15
By: NBC 15

900 tutors in 90 days. That's the goal to improve adult literacy in Wisconsin.

The campaign kicked off Thursday on International Literacy Day. More than 30 literacy councils around the state will participate in the effort.

Locally, the Madison Area Literacy Council has a goal to recruit more than 100 tutors in 2005. Last year, the organization recruited 98.
Organizers say there are a lot of people that need help and all the literacy council needs is volunteers.

Gregory Markle from the Madison Area Literacy Council says, "We have a waiting list of 100 learners waiting for tutors, so these are folks that are dedicated and ready to learn, but we need more volunteers to help them get going on that learning process."

Tutors volunteer about three hours a week to help adults improve their reading and writing skills.

For more information on becoming a tutor call the Madison Area Literacy Council at 244?3911.

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