In the 1960s literacy meant completing the 8th grade, but the National Literacy Act of 1991 defined literacy as "an individual's ability to read, write, and speak English and to compute and solve problems necessary to function on the job and in society, achieve one's goals, & develop one's knowledge and potential."
Literacy Volunteers of Harrison
County provides free tutoring and empowers adults and children with the skills
they need to achieve their educational and job placement goals. Our services are open to Harrison County
residents regardless of age, race, creed, ethnicity, or gender and our program is
not income based.
For over three decades, Literacy Volunteers of Harrison County has helped adults, teens, and children improve their reading, writing, and math skills. We have helped adults improve reading and math levels, learn basic computer skills, earn a GED, and pass certification tests and college entrance exams. We have helped children and teens improve their grades. Our ESL tutors have helped non- English speaking residents learn to speak, read, and write in English, and to pass the Naturalization test.
Low literacy skills are a factor in nearly all of our community’s socioeconomic problems. LVHC offers a cost-free solution, available to everyone. However, we cannot provide our services without volunteers and financial support. It takes time, patience, sensitivity, enthusiasm, commitment, and a sense of humor to be a tutor...but the rewards are tremendous.
We need volunteers who are willing to give an hour or two a week to help someone improve their literacy skills. We need donations with which to purchase supplies and materials, as well as volunteers to help out at the center to organize supplies, clean, help with fundraisers and more. Our services are free, however we appreciate and accept financial contributions as well as other donations that we could use in assisting us to provide service to the community .
We do offer training for those that would like to tutor. Please call Kim Payne at our Harrison Community Learning Center for more details. Donations can be sent to: Literacy Volunteers of Harrison County, 104 East Main Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301.
LVHC is a United Way Agency - CFC #49232
LVHC 2016 Board of Directors: President, Sam Mano; Vice President, Ed Snively; Treasurer, Josh Rukse; Secretary, Jennifer Lopez; Wendy Madden, Kim Smucker, Kassie Stires, Jody Morse, Regina Parker, Frances Lopez
LVHC 2015 Board of Directors
Front row, Josh Rukse; Sam Mano, President; Frances Lopez
Back Row: Suzi Heger, Secretary; Ed Snively, Vice President; Regina Parker; John Hartung, Treasurer; Jody Morse and Dolores Preston Not pictured: Wendy Madden