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Literacy League expands to three counties

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Literacy League is now serving Craighead, Greene and Poinsett Counties. Their area coverage has expanded but their mission is still the same.

"The literacy league has one mission and that's to help eliminate illiteracy in this area," said Director, Phyllis Rambin.

The non-profit organization helps adults to learn how to read and also teaches basic math. Rambin said that people see illiteracy as an individual problem. They don't realize it can affect the society as a whole.

Basic tasks we do everyday can be one adult's daily struggle. The literacy league is helping adults around the community overcome what Rambin calls a disability.

"People who can't read probably can't balance their check books. They can't fill out a job application," Rambin said.

Each client is given a placement test to see where they fall in a reading level. After the testing process is over each client is set up with a suitable tutor.

"We give individualized one on one sessions so that each person will be working with his or her tutor three or four times a week," said Rambin.

The Literacy League is located on West Huntington Ave in Jonesboro. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Phyllis Rambin at (870) 910-6511.

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