It is a genuine pleasure to be able to share the message of Turning Pages and all it is doing for the thousands of adults whose reading, writing, math and life skills keep them from realizing their full potential. All of us want to be the best we can be. Turning Pages board members Bruce Donatelli and Jerry Bellune recently visited the Lexington Rotary Club to share a few of our success stories.
Rotarian Paul Scott wrote his membership that Jerry talked about Rotary’s commitment to promoting literacy and related three stories about adults dealing with literacy issues, promoting literacy and related three stories about adults dealing with literacy issues. Turning Pages also known as the Greater Columbia Literacy Council, serves a four-county area.
“It began as a Christian mission in SC in 1968, and has served over 6,000 adults,” Paul wrote to his membership. “The mission is to help adults reach their full potential by helping them improve reading, math, computer, and English language skills through customized learning plans. Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups, and volunteers are always being recruited. Turning Pages provides opportunities for lifelong learning, and is learner-led. The services and materials are free and different levels, approaches and subjects are offered for different abilities, needs and individuals.”
The Lexington Rotarians are considering a three-year commitment of financial support for this vital literacy program as are other civic, business, educational and religious groups.
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If you would like Bruce and Jerry to bring this inspirational message to your group, please contact us at 803-782-1210.