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Midcoast Literacy

Listing Last Update: October 25, 2018

Location

34 Wing Farm Parkway
Bath, ME 04530
www.midcoastliteracy.org

Primary Contact

Donald Lader

(207) 443-6384

d.lader@midcoastliteracy.org

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Educational services

  • Reading and writing
  • Find a family literacy program
  • To help my child learn
  • To study for high school equivalency
  • English language
  • Math
  • How to use Computers/Technology
  • Volunteer at a Program
  • Information about the GED Test
  • Citizenship Classes

Instruction Type

  • Computer
  • Family literacy program

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Mission Statement

Improving lives through literacy

Hours of operation: 9 AM - 2 PM

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

SUCCESS STORIES

Read
With Me – The Lincoln family

The
Lincoln family has had a multi-year, multi-generational involvement with Read
With Me. For the second year in a row, Katie, the mom, has been a steafast
attender of our sessions in Bath. This year, with two daughters in Head Start,
Katie has been joined by the girl's father , Cory, their grandmother, and great
grandmother for Read With Me. Elyce, our session instructor, has this to say
about their participation: "Katie and Joy. Katie's grandmother, have made it a
point to have someone at almost every meetiing of Read With Me for the girls.
Their engagement and enthusiasm to be with Kairi and Zelda is catching!" One of
the tricky things for a family that has two children in two different
classrooms, as this family does, is how to participate in the classroom Read
With Me story time and activity for both children. But with so many family
members participating, there seemed to always be an adult to go iinto each
girl's classroom each session. At home there are plently of adults who do the
reading too. Cory, the girls dad, has just introduced his daughters to his
favorite books from childhood, The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
The Lincoln family is well on their way to raising two more life-long readers
and lovers of books.

Literacy
Volunteers – Delroy Taylor

I
am from Jamaica. I am from a family of twelve children. When growing up, I was
required to work in the fields as is customary. The girls were allowed to go to
school but the boys only went to school two days a week and average only one
week of school each month. This was not the case of not wanting to go to school;
it was simply a cultural norm for the boys to work in the fields and that would
be their career. I wanted more. I heard
of a work program in the United States and went to the United States embassy
and applied. I obtained a work permit and came to work at the Bath Country
Clubin Bath, Maine. I was there for six months and had to return home.
Fortunately, I was able to return when the Country Club opened the next season
but each return required a new work permit. Then the owner of the Country Club
helped me obtain a green card so I could stay in the United States.

I worked for another company about four years ago. I wanted to start my own landscape company based on the skills I had gained. The owners of the company purchased a tractor for me and I have worked to pay them back. Now I am working to build my landscaping company.

Working
with the Tri-County tutor is very important to me. I need to be able to
communicate with clients and conduct the business aspects also. My tutor helps
me with all this and never gives up on me. With my tutors help, I know I can
reach my goal and have a successful
landscaping business. When I speak to my relatives back in Jamaica, I encourage
them to follow me. They are proud of what I have achieved. My parents would be
very proud of my success thus far and I believe I am only beginning. Tri-County
tutoring has provided the confidence I need to succeed.

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