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ST. JOHN LITERACY PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

May 9, 2003 – The Education Department's Literacy Link program needs volunteers for its planned St. John operation.
"Volunteers are not required to be teachers, just [to] possess a desire to help someone learn to read and write," program director Anna Lewis said in a release.
Daisy Woods, who works with the program, said there is a need for people with English as their native language as well as those who speak other languages.
"We really need Spanish speakers," she said, noting that St. John has a growing number of Hispanic immigrants, particularly from the Dominican Republic.
Volunteers will get training of two hours a day, three days a week, for two weeks in how to help people learn to read, Woods said
She said no date has been set for the training or the start of the program on St. John.
To volunteer, call Woods at 776-3484 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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May 9, 2003 - The Education Department's Literacy Link program needs volunteers for its planned St. John operation.
"Volunteers are not required to be teachers, just [to] possess a desire to help someone learn to read and write," program director Anna Lewis said in a release.
Daisy Woods, who works with the program, said there is a need for people with English as their native language as well as those who speak other languages.
"We really need Spanish speakers," she said, noting that St. John has a growing number of Hispanic immigrants, particularly from the Dominican Republic.
Volunteers will get training of two hours a day, three days a week, for two weeks in how to help people learn to read, Woods said
She said no date has been set for the training or the start of the program on St. John.
To volunteer, call Woods at 776-3484 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Publisher's note : Like the St. Thomas Source now? Find out how you can love us twice as much -- and show your support for the islands' free and independent news voice ... click here.