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Literacy for Life Foundation

Location: High River
www.litforlife.com | Partner Since 2005

Literacy for Life provides a broad range of programs and services within the Municipal District of Foothills that are free or at minimum cost. The programs are open to all with the understanding that all families and individuals are vulnerable depending on the diverse factors that impact a person's or family's life. Partnerships are developed for program delivery within the community and are valued as an integral component of providing service to community members. Programs are integrated and provide a continuum of service to families and learners. The family programs focus on the parent as a learner with a dual impact of influencing the literacy and learning of the children. Literacy for Life Foundation also provides awareness and knowledge to the community and agencies on literacy, the essential skills, and its impact on the social, emotional and economic wellness of individuals, families and the community. The programs include: - Books for Babies - Parent and Preschool Oral Language Group programs and Senior and Babies Rhythm and Rhyme - Parent and Preschool Early Readiness Group programs - Dog Tales - school aged children and their parents - Building Blocks In Home Program - Parents/caregivers and Children (birth to 17 yrs) - Learn, Explore and Play - LEAP - Program for Newcomer parents and children - General Equivalency Diploma Readiness course (high school diploma) - for adults - English Language Learner Instruction - classroom and volunteer tutors - Volunteer tutors for basic literacy and learning with a focus on essential skills Basic computer courses and other essential skills for adults. - Basic numeracy and computer course for family literacy participants (3B's) - Development of curriculums for use by other literacy and learning agencies as well as provincial training for Building Blocks.

Communities served include:

OKOTOKS

BLACK DIAMOND

TURNER VALLEY

LONGVIEW

HIGH RIVER

BLACKIE

CAYLEY

MILLARVILLE

DE WINTON

PRIDDIS

HERITAGE HEIGHTS


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