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Arlington Reads. Did you know. 20% of Tarrant Countys adults cannot read well enough to understand a prescription label, fill out a job application or read a simple story to their children? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Arlington Reads

  • Did you know...20% of Tarrant Countys adults cannot read well enough to understand a prescription label, fill out a job application or read a simple story to their children?

    An additional 27.8% lack the reading and basic education skill to fill more than just a minimum wage job?

  • Studies have shown...

    65% of the children of illiterate adults become illiterate adults themselves!

  • Why should we care?

  • Goals of Arlington ReadsBuild mutually beneficial relationships between literacy partners in Arlington.Increase the quantity and improve the quality of literacy programs serving Arlington adults, youth, and families.Raise public awareness of literacy issues in Arlington and connect with our regional and state partners to enhance our resources.

  • Goal 1: Build mutually beneficial relationships between literacy partners in Arlington.Community Asset InventoryList of ESL, basic literacy and GED providers in ArlingtonArlington Family Literacy NetworkMembers are organizations that provide adult literacy programs in Arlington.Members attend monthly meetings.Social Network NING. Collaboration and Support Between ProgramsMultiple collaborations between literacy providers.YMCA and Arlington Reads (books)Arlington ISD and Arlington Reads (family literacy programs)Life Through Literacy and Arlington Reads (program curriculum)UTA and Arlington Reads (volunteers)

  • Goal 2: Increase the quantity and improve the quality of literacy programs serving Arlington adults, youth, and families.Referrals to other programsReferral learners to other programs.ESL & Basic Literacy Program**One-one-one tutoring programSed de SaberYouth Literacy ProgramsOne-on-one tutoring for first, second, and third grade studentsFamily Literacy ProgramsFamily Involvement Programs Lee y Seras, Parents as Partners, Family Sign LanguageSupport to Literacy ProvidersPresentations to partner programs about library resources and programs offered by Arlington Reads

  • Basic ESL & Basic Literacy Tutoring Program for Adult LearnersVolunteer-based program!!Flexible scheduleTwo hours per weekSix month commitmentNo experience necessaryTraining and materials provided Interested volunteers must contact the literacy coordinator at 817.275.3321 and submit a background check with he city. Once approved, all volunteers must complete a tutor training sessions and then they will be matched with a student.Calling all volunteers!

  • Tutoring Program for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grade ChildrenVolunteer-based program!!One-on-one tutoringOne day per week for one hourNo experience necessaryTraining and materials provided Interested volunteers must contact the literacy coordinator at 817.275.3321 and submit a background check with he city. Once approved, all volunteers must complete a tutor training sessions and then they will be matched with a student.

    Calling all volunteers!

  • Family Literacy Program Lee y Seras (Scholastic, NCLR & Verizon)Six-session workshop series designed to empower families to support childrens literacy development with a special focus on reading.

    Session 1: A Childs First and Most Important Teacher and Role ModelSession 2: Culture, Traditions, Everyday ExperiencesSession 3: Telling Our StoriesSession 4: Learning is Fun!Session 5: Family and Community StrengthsSession6: Celebrate Success!

  • Family Literacy Program Parents as Partners (NCLR)Six-session workshop series focused on increasing their knowledge of the school system and strengthening their ability to advocate for quality education that will result in school readiness, high school graduation, and college success.

    Session 1: Home and School CollaborationSession 2: The Home, Motivation, and Self-EsteemSession 3: Communication and DisciplineSession 4: Academic StandardsSession 5: How the School System FunctionsSession6: The Road to University

  • Goal 3: Raise public awareness of literacy issues in Arlington and connect with our regional and state partners to enhance our resources.www.ArlingtonReads.orgLiteracy provider social networkSponsor regional trainings/present at regional conferencesPartner with regional literacy providersGED Direct (Distant learning)

  • A little time for Q & A