Partner Assisted Learning
Partner Assisted Learning (PAL) is a program that pairs trained volunteer tutors with adult learners for one-to-one or group sessions. Each learner is matched with a personal tutor.
Learners and tutors meet for weekly sessions which are catered around the learners individual goals. Many of the learners come to improve their reading, writing, math, computer-tech and English language skills, and some even to complete their High School education.
Fostering Literacy supports school-age children who struggle with reading. Children practice and grow their reading skills with a trained tutor in a one-on-one setting, with the emphasis on making reading fun. Strong early reading skills are an indicator of future academic success and reading at grade level has been identified as a protective factor for vulnerable children.
Fostering Literacy welcomes both volunteer and youth tutors. For many of the youth tutors, it is their first employment experience and paid work.
Thank you to DECODA, School District 27 and other partners for their support for our Fostering Literacy program.
"45% of adults in British Columbia do not have the literacy skills needed to function in today's society"