Category Archives: Programs
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 […]

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.

Volunteer Spotlight: Pam Brandmeyer

The Literacy Project of Eagle County, the community-based tutoring program matching volunteer tutors with community members of all ages, is honoring its Tutor of the Month for November, Pam Brandmeyer.

Welcome, Rebecca Burroughs!

Please join us in welcoming Rebecca Burroughs, The Literacy Project’s new ESL class instructor! Rebecca is an English and ESL teacher at Battle Mountain High School. She has also served as a part-time adjunct instructor in both English and ESL at Colorado Mountain College. Rebecca is a member of the Colorado Teachers of English to […]

New! Saturday ESL class at Avon Public Library

  The demand for English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and one-on-one adult tutoring programs provided by The Literacy Project is at an all-time high.  In November, The Literacy Project will add a Saturday morning class for ESL learners at the Avon Public Library. The Saturday class will be offered in addition to our four ESL classes already in […]

Join us on Monday!

On Monday, July 25, The Literacy Project of Eagle County will welcome the world-renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril H. Wecht to speak at The Four Seasons in Vail Village. Recently portrayed by Albert Brooks in the film “Concussion,” Dr. Wecht has spent the past 40 years of his career seeking social truth and justice in […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Ellen Miller

Ellen Miller (pictured here with Colleen Gray, Director of The Literacy Project) is an internationally renowned mountaineer with a gift for putting her unique talents to work for her community. She created The Climb for Literacy fundraiser in 2008 as a way for children to channel their passion for climbing into an event that would […]