March 19, 2000
Area schools and literacy programs seek volunteers to help children and adults to improve reading skills and to assist in related projects. Among them are: A Whole New World, the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Internet program for children ages 9 to 14. Volunteers are needed at several branches around the city to teach children how to use the Internet and e-mail. Training for volunteers will be provided. Contact: Marion Hirsch, 410-396-9940. Paul's Place Outreach Center, 1118 Ward St., in Baltimore's Pigtown neighborhood, for an after-school program including homework and training in life skills for children ages 10 to 13, weekdays from 2: 45 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m.; a "Kids Place" program with activities teaching values from 9: 30 a.m. to 12: 15 p.m. Saturdays for children ages 6 to 11; and "Learning Corner" adult literacy program, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
November 28, 1999
In Baltimore CountyJemicy to offer workshop on written expressionOWINGS MILLS -- The Jemicy School Outreach Program is sponsoring "Framing Your Thoughts," a three-day workshop on teaching writing to children in grades three to seven. The workshop, to be held Dec. 2-4 at the Jemicy school, is part of Project Read, a structured approach to language instruction that adapts tutoring techniques for use in classroom groups.The workshop is designed for classroom teachers, special education teachers, writing specialists, speech and language therapists, tutors and others interested in writing instruction.
May 23, 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:Maryland Rehabilitation Center, 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, to work on functional reading skills with people who have minimal reading ability as a result of injury or learning disability. Day or evening hours are available. Contact: Mary Henry, 410-554-9458.Greater Homewood Adult Literacy Program, 3501 N. Charles St., which serves those age 18 and older with one-on-one and small-group instruction in reading, writing, math and English for speakers of other languages.