Letter of the Day: Part of the solution
Editor, Daily News:
At a recent intake of people volunteering to become tutors for Literacy Volunteers of Collier County (LVCC), a member of the group, when asked his reason for wanting to teach English to adult students, said he was fed up with meeting sales assistants in local stores whom he could not understand and who could not understand him.
He decided to stop complaining about the situation and do something positive. So, he signed up to become a tutor with our organization.
How refreshing to meet someone who sees a problem and takes action to correct it.
The motivation of that volunteer is equal to the motivation of our many adult students. We have dozens of students anxiously waiting to be paired with a tutor who will help them learn our difficult language so they can become valued and contributing members of our community.
Our next tutor training sessions begin Nov. 29, and we welcome all-comers to our ranks. No experience is necessary; no knowledge of a second language is required.
For 28 years, LVCC has been giving volunteers the keys to unlock the gift of English. All they need give us is a few hours of their time and their talents.
Contact LVCC for details at 239-262-4448, ext. 300, visit our website at www.collierliteracy.org or write us at 8833 U.S. 41 E., Naples 34112.
— Rita Bleasdale