Because reading, writing, and spelling difficulties can result in poor school performance and low self-esteem, families who are financially able send their children with language-related learning differences to special schools or hire private tutors.
The Augustine Literacy Project is committed to providing caring, professionally-trained tutors for those whose families cannot afford to pay. The combination of nurture and knowledge that an Augustine tutor offers early to at-risk students can mean the difference between productivity and a positive future or an increased risk of perpetuating the cycle of poverty. ALP sees this as a life-saving intervention; early reading proficiency is that important.
Since 2006, ALP has trained over 175 tutors who have provided over 14,000 hours of specialized, individualized reading tutoring in the Upstate of South Carolina.
The work ALP provides is made possible by the generous financial support we receive from the community, along with caring volunteers who so kindly give of their time and talents for our students. While it costs us $1,000 to train and supply one tutor, donations of any value are sincerely appreciated.