Lummi Library Starts New Literacy ProgramNov 15th, 1989 | By tcj | Category: 1-3: Students: Coming In, Building Skills, Moving On, Tribal College News
The Lummi Library at Northwest Indian College received a $38,048 grant for a new literacy tutoring program on the reservation.
The Lummi Literacy Power Program will develop three tutoring sites in tribal centers where people already gather. The program will focus on building the reading skills of young students, parents, elders and any other tribal member at any level of reading ability.
People who want to learn how to tutor others in reading can be trained through this program. In addition, both tutors and students will be reimbursed for mileage and child care expenses while participating in the program.
The program has been endorsed by staff at the Department of Education and by Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy.