Annual Meeting 2022
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Annual Meeting on July 26th. We were able to hand out Awards to the following people for their efforts and contributions to LVVS for the past year. This year we had two sets of students and tutors who won the tutor and student of the year awards. The Barrie Potter Tutor of the Year Award was given to Freyda Rose and Cheryl Hershatter for assisting their students in meeting and their setting goals as well as all the time and efforts they spent working with their students. The Vi Brache Student of the Year Award was given to Miriam Acevedo and Fabiola Marin for their hard work, and dedication to spending many hours of independent study outside of their normal tutoring sessions. Our Volunteer of the Year Award was given to Linda DeRusha for her many hours dedicated to helping re-organize our Book Sale, children’s book library and willingness to help whenever needed.
We also handed out the awards for the Student Essay Contest with this year’s winners being Mary Rubino, Shirley Jimenez, Vanessa Mullini and Shiqirie Morina. Their essays really captured the spirit of this year’s essay theme which was “How Has Being an LVVS Student Helped My Life”. Congratulations to all our winners!
If you would like a copy of the 2021-2022 Annual Report please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide you with a copy.
Fall 2022 Tutor Training Workshop: Accepting Applications
Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore is accepting application for our Fall 2022 Tutor Training Workshop. The workshop is a 14-hour program conducted over eight sessions. Potential tutors choose either the AM sessions from 9:30-11-00AM or the evening sessions from 7-8:30PM. The morning session will be held in person at our office in the Westbrook Library and the evening session will be a hybrid of in person and virtual via Zoom. The next training session dates are 9/15, 9/20, 9/22, 10/4, 10/11, 10/13, 10/18, 10/20. Attendance is required at all sessions. We also have an online self-facilitated training option available for those unable to attend the in-person or virtual workshops but would still like to be trained as an LVVS tutor.
If you are interested in becoming a tutor you can obtain an application on our Tutor Portal page. If you would like more information about the program please contact the Literacy Volunteers office at (860) 399-0280 or by e-mail at email@example.com
Thank you from Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore
We at Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore (LVVS) hope you and your families are well. We want to thank you for your support of our organization in the past and hope you will continue to partner with us to make our communities stronger.
For many of our students, this year has continued to be economically challenging because a large number of them work in the service industry.
Part of Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore’s mission is to help native and non-native speakers in crease their proficiency in English to enable them to get better employment in the jobs sector, thereby increasing their income producing potential, and in the long term helping them, their families, and their communities.
Our tutoring is always free to our students, and we rely on grants and donations to be able to offer this. We are hoping to be able to have a fundraiser in Fall 2022, more information to come!