Rotary Club of Sugarcreek

Sugarcreek, Ohio

Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition

 

"Literacy Programs provide the greatest return on a worthy investment in the human spirit, our most precious & natural resource.  It revives hope and empowers individuals to strengthen family and community."

Chris Abbuhl, Tuscarawas County Commissioner

 

On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 - Sugarcreek Rotary Club's Secretary, Keith Rathbun, presented is program - Tuscarawas County Literacy Coalition.  Keith impressed the importance of literacy programs for the Tuscarawas County residents.  All members were encouraged to participate by becoming a member to TCLC at a minimum cost of $10.00

Other Rotary clubs are participating in this program.

Here is a link to their website:  http://www.tuscarawascountyliteracycoalition.org/

From June through September, they will have a booth at the Tuscarawas Valley Family Farmer's Market located at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds.  Stop over at their booth and talk to a member.

Important statistical information for our region:

Tuscarawas County consistently shows a high rate of families living at or below the poverty level and an increasing rate of unemployment. 19.7%* of county residents 25+ years of age, have not obtained their High School diploma or equivalent. 47%* are at a Level 1 or Level 2 re

Persons functioning at Level 1 may be unable to do such things as:

  • Make change following a purchase
  • Write and record a check
  • Provide homework help for their child
  • Create a home budget
  • Gain employment

Persons functioning at Level 2 may be unable to do such things as:

  • Fill out forms for medical or legal purposes
  • Follow directions (maps, procedure manuals, medication dosage, etc.)
  • Manage a bank account and finance major purchases
  • Understand credit card terms

In addition, many individuals who DO have adequate reading and computing skills would welcome the opportunity to improve their medical, legal, financial and computer literacy. The TCLC is dedicated to supporting ALL types of literacy needs.

We urge all Rotarians to help make a difference by becoming members.