The purpose of the TORCH (Trinity Out-Reach Center of Hope) Literacy Program is to promote quality literacy services for residents of Anderson County by advocating for adult literacy in a variety of ways. In order to accomplish our mission, our program offers free, one-on-one tutoring to low-income family members who wish to obtain basic skills in reading, math, English as a second language, and/or GED preparation. Basic goals of the program are to establish and implement procedures to:
- Recruit, tutor, and nurture adults/family members who need and want help with basic education
- Recruit, train, support, and inspire tutors and leaders.
- Teach English to speakers of other languages (ELL – English Language Learner).
- Promote community interest, involvement, and advocacy in literacy programs.
- Continually expand utilization and implementation of the programs, tools, supplies, and facilities provided by TORCH.
In order to do this in an effective and organized way, the TORCH Literacy Committee has been established and is comprised of volunteers who give their time in an advisory and coordination capacity. The Literacy Committee has it roots in and carried over membership from the Clinch Valley Literacy Council, which has been restructured under the auspices of TORCH.
If you would like to refer someone to our literacy program please CLICK HERE for a referral form.
Computer Lab was created with generous donations from Sheila Michel, and Bechtel.
The computers and books for literacy were purchased with a grant from Altrusa/Rotary. The computers serve the dual purposes of literacy training and assisting clients in creating resumes and job searches.
Volunteers that helped make this project a reality are Maggie Fredrick, Thomas Dyke, Michael Stokes, Brenna Ross, and Sheila Michel. Thank you to all involved!