Fourteen percent of adults in Citrus County never completed high school or attained their GED. 

Additionally, one in four residents are functionally illiterate and have difficulties reading directions and signage. These challenges keep people from achieving their full potential and can make it difficult to find rewarding employment.

The Citrus County Library System is combating this problem and there are currently over 50 people enrolled in their Pre-GED and literacy classes. Individuals often need more one-on-one help than staff can provide and volunteer tutors work to fill this gap.

If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of learners and contributing the overall success of our county, the library is offering a New Tutor Training this month. The two-day workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, and Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Homosassa Library.

Learn proven methods to teach reading, writing, numeracy and English-speaking skills to adult learners.

Bring your own lunch; a refrigerator and microwave will be available. Light refreshments of coffee and cookies will be served.

To register, visit www.citruslibraries.org or contact Adult Literacy Services at 352-765-4785.

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