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The 10th Annual Climb for Literacy

The 10th Annual Climb for Literacy Event to Benefit Two Literacy-related Causes in Eagle County Internationally renowned mountaineer Ellen Miller continues to use her unique talents and sense of purpose to give generously to her community. Ellen’s “Climb for Literacy” fundraiser is celebrating its 10th year. She created the event in 2008 with a desire […]

The Literacy Project Annual Luncheon

  Mike Johnston grew up in Eagle County, where his family owns the Christiana Lodge. Earlier this year, he announced his candidacy for Governor of Colorado. Johnston has a passion for education—a passion that was ignited when he served as a Teach for America teacher in the Mississippi Delta in 1997. For his keynote address […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Rebekah Zenor

Rebekah Zenor is a self-described “jack of all hobbies and master of none.” While the New Hampshire transplant has dedicated her working hours to the Slifer Smith and Frampton real estate team for 9 years, she takes a more extemporaneous approach to her free time. “I dabble in everything,” said Rebekah. “Sailing, hiking, climbing, volunteering, […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Osterberg

Linda Osterberg has owned Mount-N-Frame in Vail for over 30 years. She started as a part-time picture framer, and ended up buying the business. She has practiced yoga for many years, and teaches yoga on a part-time basis. In her spare time, Linda hikes, skis, and bikes. In November, she also became a volunteer with […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Laurie Blickenstaff

Volunteer Laurie Blickenstaff (left), pictured here with fellow Literacy Project volunteer Jackie Stockwell and BCMS Guidance Counselor Nita Kirwan, is a new addition to The Literacy Project volunteer team, but she is not new to The Literacy Project. “After working in the title insurance industry for several years, I decided to put my teaching license […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Zavis

Karen Zavis has been a volunteer tutor with The Literacy Project’s Study Friends program for six years. The Study Friends program is designed to help middle school students improve their reading, writing, math, and homework skills by pairing them with a trained adult volunteer tutor, though Karen is the first to tell you that Study […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Melanie Dennis

The Literacy Project of Eagle County has named Melanie Dennis to the nonprofit’s board of directors. “With her unique background in education and real estate, Melanie has much to offer in her new leadership position on The Literacy Project’s board,” said Colleen Gray, Executive Director of The Literacy Project. “Her career keeps her embedded deeply […]

Reading Buddies Spring 2017

A partnership between The Literacy Project and the Eagle Valley Library District, the Reading Buddies program pairs teen volunteers with younger kids for an hour of one-on-one shared reading, once a week! The Reading Buddies program is for Little Buddies (students in grades 1-3) and Big Buddies (teen mentors in grades 9-12). Buddy pairs read […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Randy Schroeder

In his 14 years of volunteering with The Literacy Project, Randy Schroeder has helped 19 middle-school students with their reading, homework, and English as a Second Language skills. Randy lives in Gypsum, and his day job is with San Isabel Telecom. In giving back to the community in such a profound and lasting way, Randy […]

Make a Difference in 2017!

Make a New Year’s resolution to make a difference in 2017! The Literacy Project of Eagle County needs adult volunteer tutors to work with adults through our one-to-one tutoring program, and teens through our Study Friends program. Our students are seeking help with their reading, writing, math, or English language skills.