There are an estimated 36 million adults in the United States who cannot read, write, or do basic math above a third-grade level. To help meet this basic need in Oklahoma, Native Women’s Ministry recently hosted an Adult Literacy Tutor Training at the Caring Kitchen in Jay, Oklahoma. Bob Biederman from Literacy and Evangelism International presented this 10-hour class on-site, assisted by his wife, Anna. Our training concluded on October 23 with five members of the Jay church receiving their certification of completion awards: Tony Anger, Zelma Anger, Deborah Warden, Cheryl Fuller, and Kathy Berry. These church members are eager to start helping adults improve their reading and comprehension skills. Children whose parents have low literacy levels have a 72% chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves. These children are more likely to get poor grades, display behavioral problems, have high absentee rates, repeat school years, or drop out. They tend to end up in poverty, in poor health, and incarcerated.
Literacy and Evangelism International is based in Tulsa and offers both online and in-person training. The program also offers English as a second language (ESL) tutor training. These lessons have a biblical focus that leads the student to a knowledge of Jesus and the Bible. A special thanks to the Biederman's for being kind enough to donate our first eight student learning kits to be used in Jay and Tahlequah. To schedule training as an individual or a group contact