Marge Weichelt wanted to stay connected to Kewaunee when she retired from teaching. The Kewaunee County Literacy Partnership provided that opportunity for her and, later on, for her husband, Joel. Both now serve as adult literacy tutors. Marge meets weekly with adult workers at East Shore Industries. Joel stepped up to tutor a young man from Mexico with limited English skills after his previous tutor had to quit for health reasons. The Weichelt's say seeing students progress has been most rewarding.
Marge Weichelt understands those who'd like to use the Literacy Partnership's programs might be reluctant to admit they need help with reading and writing. She says taking that first step can open doors to a bright economic future.
To learn how to be a volunteer check out this story online. You don't need teaching skills or be able to speak a foreign language to help students in English As Second Language classes. The Kewaunee County Literacy Partnership will provide all the training needed.
(photo courtesy of Literacy Partners of Kewaunee County)