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Steering Committee:  

Anne Campbell

Jo Ellen Clark

Colleen McKinzie

Sally Morgan

Suzie Pluhar

Brenda Thomas

Joan Wood

Ann Zafran

Clinton County Literacy Program

Kim Redington, Director
(765) 654-8746
literacy@accs.net


A preschool student discovering the joy of reading.

Our Mission: "To provide families the necessary literacy skills to be successful in their everyday lives.

The Clinton County Literacy Program is a United Way agency, housed in the Frankfort Community Public Library. The library also provides fiscal support for the program through office space, utilities, phone, and Internet access. We are a part of the Community Schools of Frankfort 21st Century Learning Grant. Through this grant, we work with elementary children on their reading and writing skills.

The literacy program offers four basic ways to promote literacy in our community. Community members can volunteer in the following areas:

1. Tutor an Adult Learner
Help an adult with reading or writing

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week
Skills Required: A heart to help! Ability to read and write,  Teaching experience is not required. 
Where: Meet at the Frankfort Community Public Library. Books and curriculum resources are provided for tutors and students.

2. Read Stories to Preschoolers
Read a short story to preschoolers at St. Matthew Community Preschool

Time Commitment: 15 minutes on a Monday or Tuesday
Skills Required: Ability to read a story 
Where: St. Matthew Community Preschool, 1951 Wilshire Dr. Volunteers can bring their own books or use books at the preschool.

 


3. Read Stories to Elementary Children at "Community Read Days"
In the fall and spring, volunteers read stories to K-5 students at our local elementary schools on designated days.

Time Commitment: 15-60 minutes. (You can read to one or more classes).
Skills Required: Ability to read a story
Also Required: A simple background check by the schools. A short form is provided by and returned to the Community Schools of Frankfort Central Office.

Where: Local elementary schools. Volunteers can bring their own books or books will be provided.

4. Read Stories to Elementary Children Each Month
Volunteers read stories to K-5 students and students read stories to the volunteers at our local elementary schools. Volunteers are matched up with teachers and help in the same classroom on a weekly or monthly basis.

Time Commitment: 30-60 minutes per week or month.
Skills Required: Ability to read and listen to a story.
Also Required: A simple background check by the schools. A short form is provided by and returned to the Community Schools of Frankfort Central Office. Volunteers bring their own books or use books provided by the school.

 

 


Jack O'Neill Award

 Since 1999, the Steering Committee has honored a participant in the program for displaying outstanding service. The 2012 winner is Nikki Stock Beem. Nikki has volunteered as a preschool and elementary school reader. She has also recruited her co-workers to volunteer.

Past Winners

1999 - Ann Burgen
2000 - Mary Jane Greene
2001 - Janis Brodrick
2002 - Thelma Baldwin
2003 - Sandra Lewis
2004 - Sally Morgan
2005 - Noemi Ordaz
2006 - Norma Pierce
2007 - Leah Borntrager & Sandy Meyer
2008 - Jo Ellen Clark
2009 - Anne Campbell
2010 - Linda Doan & Barbara Kinsler
2011 - Esmeralda Cruz
2012 - Nikki Stock Beem

 
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