Volunteers needed

May 02, 1999

Area schools and literacy programs seek volunteers to help children and adults improve reading skills and to assist in related projects.

Among them are:

The Philip Project, a reading enhancement program for Baltimore children in second and third grades that will begin in September. Tutors will be needed twice a week from 2: 30 p.m. to 4 p.m. -- Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday -- at neighborhood churches. The project, a collaboration of Prison Fellowship Ministries and the American Bible Society, hopes to have prospective volunteers sign up this month to allow time for required background checks. Contact: Diane Wallace Booker, 410-884-0760.

GBMC Family Support Center, 1200 E. Fayette 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. Contact: Dorothy Sawyer, director, 410-522-7826.

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: 5/02/99

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