In May of 2019 Bridgerland Literacy partnered with Utah State University's Center For The Persons With Disabilities. That partnership affords us greater resources in the collective talent at the CPD.
We are still Bridgerland Literacy (BLIT) and we are still located at BTECH's West Campus. We still do one on one tutoring. We still are in need of volunteers and are always in need of funding. What is does mean for BLIT, is individuals at the CPD helping us expand our vision and outreach to the Cache Valley community.
Here is how that is happening: We are looking at partnering with other agencies here in the valley to create a Family Literacy program - helping families succeed. Family Literacy has three legs. Each agency working their part or leg of the program. First, Early Childhood Intervention- early education skills to help children succeed in school. Second, Parenting classes - classes that help parents learn to parent and use educational strategies to help their children succeed in school. Last Adult Literacy- helping adults improve their literacy skills - reading, writing, and math. Did you know that if a parent struggles to read, so will 72% of their children. Literacy is generational.
BLIT will be creating community classes to help build literacy skills in the valley. There will be GED Prep classes with a teacher, Increased English Language Learner classes, the next level up from the great skills the English Language Center teaches and Writing classes.
Putting all the pieces together is taking some time and we could always use your help. We are grateful for the collaboration with USU's CPD and the wonderful staff who provide experience, encouragement and support as we expand literacy opportunities in Cache Valley. Come, come be part of growing LITERACY in Cache Valley.