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Tutors needed at Illinois Youth Center

Literacy Volunteers of Illinois will be seeking men and women who are compassionate, flexible and non-judgmental to become volunteer tutors for incarcerated youth at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles.

The tutoring program, called Jump Start, is offering an information session from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, at 110 S. Second St. in downtown Geneva. Teaching experience is not required, as 12 hours of tutor training are provided to volunteers free of charge. Most tutors volunteer between one and two hours a week, and tutoring is done one-on-one in a safe and supervised environment.

An extensive background check is required. The facility hosts approximately 300 young men involved in the Juvenile Justice System. While ages range from 14 to 20, most are between 16 and 18 years old. Educational ability among the youth varies widely, with some youth struggling to learn basic reading and math skills and others working toward high school diplomas or GEDs.

For information or to reserve a spot in the class, contact LVI at www.lvillinois.org or by calling 312-857-1582.

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