Volunteer Services Alliance Launched

Volunteer Services Alliance launch was well attended. Pictured in left row from left are Mark Christensen; Denise Adams, Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association; Tara Truett, Madison County Reads Ahead; and Jo Perkins Madison County Health Department. Right row from left includes Steve Eddy; Hank Leo, Tri Valley YMCA; and Barb Church, Community Action Partnership.

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Madison County Reads Ahead: Truett Named New Program Coordinator

(Madison County, NY – Nov. 2012) Madison County is fortunate to have lifetime local resident Tara Truett step up to lead Madison County Reads Ahead program. Pat Graham stepped down in September after a very successful tenure. Both she and past Program Coordinator Morris Atwood agree that Tara is perfect for the job. The transition […]

Madison County Reads Ahead Tutor Training Held in Morrisville

(Morrisville, NY – Sept. 2012) Madison County Reads Ahead, sponsor of one to one tutoring for adults, will offer a fall training workshop for tutors at Morrisville Public Library Community Room on Oct. 11, 16, 23, and 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The workshop will prepare tutors to assist adults in reaching their educational […]

Giving Learners Tools to Succeed

By Cindy McCall

Donna Bocketti

(Chittenango, NY) Donna Bocketti has had a banner year at the GED adult literacy program she runs at Sullivan Free Library in Chittenango.

The GED is a comprehensive exam for adults who didn’t complete high school. A passing score earns a student a high school educational equivalency diploma. Those […]

Madison County Reads Ahead Schedules Next Tutor Training

(Oneida, Chittenango, NY – April 2012) Many volunteer tutors have found it very rewarding to help another adult reach important educational and life goals. One tutor decided to take early retirement and had some time to volunteer.

“Tutoring has been an inspiration to me,” he said. “I have worked with four different students, and they […]

Students Receive GED with help from Tutors

Canastota Public Library news

By Elizabeth Totten

(Canastota, NY) On Thursday Jan. 12, the Canastota Public Library held a celebration for nine students who recently received their GED. These students all studied with tutors at the library through the Madison County Reads Ahead Adult Literacy Program.

The celebration included time with family, friends and tutors […]