Since 1989, the non-profit Literacy Volunteers of Flathead County has helped thousands improve their life skills by improving literacy. According to LVFC, nine percent of Montanans are unable to read a bedtime story to their children, read a prescription label, fill out a job application or read information on a map.
A basic literacy student says, “I see all kinds of new things changing from my learning to read and write. My ability to use my mind is greatly improved and I put my thoughts into words so much better.”
LVFC improves literacy in our community by working one on one or in groups to teach English as a Second Language, teaching basic language and reading skills to children and their families during two week summer intensive programs, improving life skills of juveniles at the Detention Center through visual arts, music, critical thinking and goal setting, and reading to seniors in the Flathead Valley. All instruction is confidential and free of charge.