COMMUNITY CLASSROOMS: LITERACY

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For over 30 years, Indy Reads has promoted literacy to families and adults in Central Indiana. We believe that the foundation for success is literacy. High literacy levels give access to better educational, career, and developmental opportunities, but statistics show that 1 in 6 Hoosier adults currently read at or below a fifth-grade level. Through our interactive Community Classroom model, we offer programs for adult learners to increase literacy and English language proficiency. Our vision to Make Indianapolis 100% Literate will give everyone the necessary skills for a greater quality of life. For more information about Indy Reads, call (317) 275-4040 or visit www.indyreads.org.

Many of our students have learning disabilities and processing challenges related to reading, which means that traditional tutoring is not enough to help these students continue their education or reach their goals.  Indy Reads tutors and instructors are trained in sensory-cognitive processes that prove effective for students with learning difficulties. These instructional techniques develop the skills needed for reading fluency, which students may not have received in traditional classrooms. In our Literacy Classrooms, students work with trained tutors 1-1 or 2-1 in two hour sessions twice a week, at minimum. When students reach a 6th grade reading level, our Student Navigators connect them to an Adult Basic Education (ABE) or High School Equivalency (HSE) program to continue their education. Additional resources for job certifications and training are also available to students.