The mission of Literacy Volunteers of Sullivan County is to provide adults with effective programs in reading, writing and communication skills necessary for them to achieve their personal and professional goals.
LVSCNY plans to foster and enhance adult and family literacy through the efforts of a corps of paid teachers and trained volunteer tutors who assist adults functioning at the lowest literacy levels. Low levels of literacy among adults translate into significant impacts on quality of life: inability to obtain employment, inability to obtain better employment, difficulty leaving public assistance, and lack of parenting skills that are necessary to the development of literacy skills in children. LVSCNY wants to do its best to break the illiteracy/poverty cycle. When adults gain skills, they are able to support themselves and their families. They gain citizenship skills and consumer skills. They are more likely to be involved in their children’s education. They begin the move away from poverty to a better quality of life.