The tutors and teachers at Mid-State Literacy Council are from all walks of life. For one volunteer, Tom Hettmansperger, teaching has been a lifelong path.
Originally from New York City, State College has become my home during the completion of my B.S. degree, Global and International Studies, and Master of International Affairs degree.
Technical skills are not only relevant to the youngest generation. While the latest gadgets are always in the hands of teenagers, everyone must adapt and learn new technology to access everything from doctor’s appointments and health insurance to job applications, online training, public services, and community information.
The best teachers are constant learners. In line with that axiom, an enthusiastic group of tutor recruits joined together to start their summer at our New Tutor Training in late May.
The 20th Anniversary of the Ron and Mary Maxwell Community Spelling Bee is right around the corner, making this a very lively and exciting time at Mid-State Literacy Council. The Spelling Bee is just one of Mid-State’s special events that gives the community a chance to celebrate literacy and recognize the organization’s goals.
It's hard to believe that the fall program is wrapping up. It's been a great season. We welcomed both new and returning students this autumn from all parts of the world – India, Ukraine, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, China, Costa Rica, Russia, Turkey, Egypt, and many others!
Students in the Citizenship class at Mid-State Literacy Council are learning about the history and government system in the US. What better way to reinforce their learning than to meet the mayor of State College.