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Peninsula Reads

Listing Last Update: October 22, 2020


11832 Fishing Point Dr Ste 200
Newport News, VA 23606

Primary Contact

Joyelle M. Saunders

(757) 283-5776

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Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills
  • To become a U.S. citizen

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer

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Program Overview

Peninsula READS serves adults, both native English speakers and non-English speakers, who desire to improve their English literacy skills. Citizenship and digital literacy classes are also offered. We have two major programs- Adult Basic Literacy for native English speakers and English for Speakers of other languages. Through the dedication of trained volunteer tutors, we teach them the skills they need to be more effective in their lives and communities. After literacy skills are assessed, adult learners are matched with a volunteer tutor who they will meet with once or twice a week on a one-on-one or small group basis. Classes are held in person or on a digital platform, such as Zoom.

Mission Statement

Teaching literacy for success

Hours of operation: 9:30AM - 6:00PM Monday - Thursday

Cost info: A $40.00 intake fee, which includes a textbook, is required at the initial appointment. Incremental testing to measure progress is $5.00.

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

Adult age 18 and over not enrolled in high school

Residents of Newport News, Hampton, York County, Poquoson, and surrounding areas in Virginia

Program Status: