Barbara Raybon Recognized By The Technical College System Of Georgia

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Beverly Smith presents Barbara Raybon with a plaque recognizing her for effective use of volunteers in adult education.
Beverly Smith presents Barbara Raybon with a plaque recognizing her for effective use of volunteers in adult education.

Barbara Raybon was recognized by the Technical College System of Georgia for her effective use of volunteers in adult education. Ms. Raybon coordinates the volunteer literacy program at the Language and Literacy Center, a collaborative effort of Georgia Northwestern Technical College and the Rome Floyd County Library.

Beverly Smith, assistant commissioner with the Office of Adult Education at the Technical College System of Georgia, presented Raybon with a plaque in honor of her dedication to the Language and Literacy Center and adult education in her community.

The Language and Literacy Center is on the second floor of the Rome Floyd County Library. The program provides three levels of English as a Second Language classroom instruction.  Day and evening classes are available based on regular registration.  The Center also offers one on one tutoring to assist adults in improving their reading skills during the library’s normal hours of operation.  All services are offered free of charge.

The Language and Literacy Center needs additional volunteer tutors, it was stated. Volunteers participate in both of these programs using the excellent resources provided at the center.  Volunteers work two hours each week with one student.  An education background is not a prerequisite for becoming a volunteer tutor.  Tutors simply need a desire to assist and encourage students in their ability to read and improve themselves.  This is a rewarding experience and the chance to share life-long learning skills with others.  

For more information, call 706 236-4617 or email braybon@romelibrary.org.


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