Area schools and literacy programs use volunteers to help children or adults improve reading skills. Among those in need are:
GBMC Family Support Center, 1017 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore, for a General Educational Development program for young adults, most of whom read between fourth-grade and sixth-grade level and have below-average math skills. Hours are 9: 30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3: 30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Volunteers also are needed for a computer class from 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Contact: Dorothy Sawyer, director, 410-522-7826.
Lafayette Square Community Center, 1510 W. Lafayette Ave., Baltimore, for an after-school program targeting elementary and middle schoolers, ages 6 to 14. Volunteers are needed from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays for homework assistance, computer lab, and tutoring in areas including language arts, reading comprehension and vocabulary. Contact: Belinda Cooke, director, 410-669-6646.
Maryland Associates for Dyslexic Adults and Youth, Rotunda, Suite 310, 711 W. 40th St., Baltimore, which provides free services, including remedial tutoring. MADAY needs qualified tutors to work at public sites with people of average or above-average intelligence who are dyslexic, and have low functional reading. Tutors must attend a seven-session training program. Information: 410-889-5487.
If your school or organization is seeking volunteer reading tutors and would like to be included in this listing, call Sundial, 410-783-1800, and enter code 6130.
Pub Date: 3/29/98