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
Humanities Camps — summer day camps for at-risk middle school students
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.
Vermont Literacy Resources — A statewide directory of literacy programs for all ages (PDF)
Photo by Jeb Wallace Brodeur