Basic Reading Classes
Reading classes (known as Adult Basic Education, or ABE) are for students who speak English fluently but still need to learn or improve their basic reading and writing skills. ABE classes are one-to-one, i.e., one student per tutor.
Classes start at the most basic beginner level. All prospective students are tested before placement and some students who may not be a fit for our volunteer-led program may be referred elsewhere. Classes are structured around a curriculum, but tutors are also encouraged to supplement with materials of particular interest to their student.
Throughout their time with us, ABE students are encouraged to access other services, such as our Transition services, the United Way THRIVE program, services from other agencies, or appropriate supplemental classes offered at Literacy Advance.
When a student is ready, we will work with them on transition - often to GED classes or further student with another program.
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- 175 adult students took reading classes (Adult Basic Education, or ABE)
- 1,165 adult students took English classes (English as a Second Language, or ESL)
- 770 classes of all types (reading + English + supplemental)
- 99% of students made progress toward a life goal
- 260 volunteer tutors
- 10 Family Literacy Events
- 850 Family Literacy attendees
- Over 2,000 new books given out to kids
- 600+ check-in phone calls made in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey