Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta

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Our Mission

The mission of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta – LVA is to improve the reading, writing and related literacy skills of adults so each individual may reach their potential.

Our Statement of Values

In fulfilling its mission to help each individual reach their potential, LVA is committed to recognizing the value of each individual, to treating each individual with respect and compassion, to partnering with other service organizations, and to be welcoming to all who seek our services.

Our Process

Evaluate

Learners meet one -on-one with our executive director to discuss personal goals and to identify areas for development.

Pair-Up

Every learner is paired with a volunteer tutor who offers one-to-one, learner-centered instruction that is free, private and confidential.

Celebrate

Learners become proud, confident, and ready to take the next steps in their career and personal lives. 

Latest News

LVA Volunteer and Learner Recognition Celebration

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30-7pm at Bangor Savings Bank, 5 Senator Way, Augusta Dress up as your favorite book character! 5:30pm- 5:45pm – Food and Mingle5:45pm -6pm Welcome by Board Chair and Executive Director Door & Prize Drawings6:00 –6:30 Featured Learner...

International Literacy Day Community Literacy Forum

Tuesday,  September 10, 2019  6:00 - 7:30PM  at Lithgow Library A Community-wide forum to discuss ideas, gather knowledge from community stakeholders, and spread awareness about relevant literacy issues facing our community. Strong Literacy skills help people reach...

Gardiner River Fest Story Walk

Saturday, June 22, 2019 9am-3pm Take a walk down Gardiner’s Steam Boat Trail, enjoy nature and being together as you read: Do Fairies Bring the Spring?   By Liza Gardner Walsh and Illustrated by Hazel Mitchell Brought to you by: Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta...

Annual Scrabble Tournament

Join LVA for our Annual Scrabble Tournament Sunday, April 7th, 2019 at Bangor Savings Bank, 5 Senator Way, Augusta, ME 04330 All proceeds benefit Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta Competitive and Social teams! Registration Fees:  Adult Teams of 4 -...

DAY OF SERVICE- JAN.5,2019

Governor Janet Mills is issuing a Call to Service through a coordinated statewide Day of Service. This is truly a great start to 2019 and there will be more than 1,200 volunteer opportunities all over Maine. LVA will be one of the sites. We encourage everyone to think...

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Chance of children of parents with low literacy being at the lowest reading levels themselves.

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Of adults with the lowest literacy levels live in poverty and 70% of adult welfare recipients have low literacy levels.

Billiion is how much low literacy costs the U.S. each year in non-productivity in the workforce, crime, and loss of tax revenue.

Real Success Stories

I had recently been diagnosed with a major illness and was taking several medications. I was reluctant to let my doctor know I couldn’t read and almost made things much worse because I could not read my medical instructions. A friend at Togus told me about Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta my tutor saved my life. I never knew what “health literacy” meant – now I do! - A thankful learner

Our Partners

Where We Serve

It is our priviledge to serve clients all throughout the greater Augusta area.

Augusta

Chelsea

Farmingdale

Fayette

Gardiner

Hallowell

Litchfield

Manchester

Monmouth

Pittson

Winthrop

Windsor

Wayne

South China

Sidney

Richmond

Readfield

Randolph

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