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Cabarrus Literary Council: Working to Decrease Adult Illiteracy

Sep 23, 2016 03:47PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Photo courtesy of the Cabarrus Literary Council's Facebook page.

By Jessica Murphy

After an evening of sipping and spelling the team of CONE Healthcare Systems walked away victorious from the 7th Annual Buzz Word Spelling Bee, a fundraiser to support the Cabarrus Literacy Council

Seven teams took to the stage of the Davis Theater and it came down to a showdown between CONE Healthcare Systems and the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Department both trying to correctly spell the word “paraphernalia”. 

The Cabarrus Literacy Council is one of the few organizations within Cabarrus County that works to raise money and awareness of adult illiteracy. The CLC directly supports the Literacy Services program offered through the Cabarrus County Public Library. 

Volunteer tutors help students in getting the literacy help they need; this can be on an individual level or as part of a small group class. The program focuses on Adult Basic English, English as a Second Language and provides services to those incarcerated at the county detention center.

Currently the Cabarrus Literacy Council has a waiting list of students and is working to recruit volunteers looking to teach. If you are over the age of 18 and are passionate about reading contact them today. It is not necessary to speak other languages or to have professional teacher training. What matters is if you are compassionate and want to give back to your community. 

Reading changes lives and you can too.

For more information about the CLC, you can visit their website or their Facebook page

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