SSC Honors Tutors on “Make a Difference Day”

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – On Saturday, October 22, volunteers from across the country will come together with a single purpose: to improve the lives of others. In its 25th year, Make A Difference Day is one of the largest days of community service worldwide. Make A Difference Day shows that anyone, no matter their age or background, can make an impact on their community.

At South Suburban College, our Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program is making a difference in the lives of many in need of basic literacy skills. If anyone is interested in volunteering we do have an upcoming new tutor training session that will take place at the Main Campus in South Holland on October 25th & 27th and November 1st & 3rd. The tutor training is an 18-hour program that culminates with literacy training certification. We also offer online training as well. Illiteracy is an issue that can be debilitating in so many ways for adults who never received the proper instruction. Adults who are unable to read have a much more difficult time with many daily activities that others may take for granted, along with a clear disadvantage in today’s competitive job market.

SSC’s tutors donate their time to become one-on-one tutors for adults in need of skills and instruction in basic literacy that includes the development of phonetic reading skills combined with communication skills. South Suburban College would like to honor those volunteer tutors and encourage others to join us on making a difference in the lives of adult learners.

If you would like to register for volunteer tutor training class, or if you know someone who could benefit from tutoring services, please contact Raylynn Stokes, Literacy Coach of the Adult Volunteer Literacy Program, at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2558, or email South Suburban College is located at 15800 S. State St., South Holland, Illinois.