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Literacy welcome page

Last Updated 10/21/2014 9:20:40 AM

Humanities-Based Literacy Programs

Programs for Literacy Audiences

VHC has a deep and longstanding commitment to literacy. This commitment is based in three principal beliefs: the humanities and the world of ideas belong to everyone; the ability to read and penchant for reading are critical to one's economic, social, and personal satisfaction; and reading is critical to participating meaningfully in public affairs. At the heart of all VHC’s literacy programs is reading and discussion.

 “My education began with a set of blocks
which had on them the Roman numerals
and the letters of the alphabet. It is not yet finished.” – Calvin Coolidge

 

Our five humanities-based literacy programs are designed for specific underserved and at-risk audiences.

Specialized Adult Audiences

Connections — reading and discussion programs for adult literacy students, adults in low-income community programs, and incarcerated adults

Voices — professional development for adult literacy educators and books for their students

Early Literacy for Providers and Parents

Never Too Early — professional development for early care and education providers

Read With Me — workshops for parents of children from birth to age six

Youth

Humanities Camps — summer day camps for at-risk middle school students

Intergenerational

Vermont Reads — This statewide, one-book community reading program offers opportunities for readers of all abilities. Communities may apply through the general application process. Adult education organizations that would like to offer Vermont Reads to literacy audiences should contact Director of Literacy Programs Jan Steinbauer, 802.262.2626 x 310.

Resources

Vermont Literacy Resources — A statewide directory of literacy programs for all ages (PDF)

 

Photo by Jeb Wallace Brodeur

 

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