Peninsula Reads

Listing Last Update: January 29, 2022


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
  • To improve my workforce skills

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Online

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Program Overview

Peninsula READS serves adults 18 years and older, 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. Adult residents of Newport News, Hampton, York County, and Poquoson Virginia are eligible for services,

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.