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Thank you to volunteer tutors
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From HCC Adult Education Volunteer Literacy Staff


As another year for Highland Community College's Adult Education Volunteer Literacy Program ends, we pay tribute to our volunteer tutors who commit their time and talents to benefit our students and the entities that provide convenient tutoring space.

Dedicated tutors show compassion, patience and understanding while tutoring students. Volunteers become a teacher, a confidante, a role model, and a trusted friend. They accept their responsibility with dedication, and give precious time to help student's goals become a reality.

Our volunteers make profound differences in the lives of students. Through their tutelage, students are enabled to pass the GED, improve basic math and reading skills, and improve English. We are grateful for the many citizens that have tutored and are currently tutoring. Volunteers within the Highland Community District have committed themselves in striving toward a more literate society.

We appreciate the tutoring sites where volunteers and students meet. Tutoring has occurred at the following sites in the last few years: public libraries (Freeport, Stockton, Lena, Forreston, Pecatonica, Mt. Morris, Mt. Carroll, Savanna, and Galena), churches (Faith United Methodist Church and St. John United Church of Christ in Freeport, Faith Community Church in Davis, and Savanna First United Methodist Church), US Bank in Rock City, FACC and FHA facilities in Freeport, Stockton Public School, Stephenson County Jail, Mt. Morris Senior Center, Carroll County Courthouse, HCC in Freeport and Elizabeth.

On behalf of our committed students, thank you.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in the Adult Education Literacy Program, know of someone who could benefit from our services, or have space for tutoring, please call (815) 599-3538.