The statistics are staggering: 45 million people in America are functionally illiterate and read below a fifth grade level, 20 percent of Americans read below the level needed to earn a living wage.
The Bridgerland Literacy Center is working hard to change those statistics in a positive direction. Retired public school teacher Barbara Covert, who also served as regional director for the Utah Education Association, is now president of Bridgerland Literacy’s board of directors.
She says the center provides tutoring assistance in the areas of reading and writing to adults, matching a student with a volunteer for one-on-one tutoring in a safe and confidential environment.
Covert says the success will be celebrated on Friday, March 20 when the 2015 Scrabble Scramble will be held.
<span>”This is our big annual event and it’s really a fun event,” Covert says. “We invite teams to come participate. This year we are holding it at the Logan River Golf Course. It starts at </span><span class=”aBn”><span class=”aQJ”>6 p.m.</span></span><span> </span>
<span>”What people need to do is go to the website. There is a registration form. It is $30 per person. That is for two Scrabble players and a scorekeeper. It is just a fun, fun night of Scrabble.”</span>
Covert says the Bridgerland Literacy Center is located in the Bridgerland Applied Technology Building, located 1301 North 600 West in Logan. She says everyone is invited to the Scrabble Scramble fundraiser.