$4K grant from Lyndonville Foundation will with tutoring program at school

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 3 February 2017 at 8:13 pm

Provided photo: Don Colquhoun, vice president of the board of directors for Orleans County Adult Learning Services, accepts a $4,000 check from Lyndonville Area Foundation board members Jason Smith, left, and David Cook, right.

LYNDONVILLE – A $4,000 contribution from the Lyndonville Area Foundation will allow the Orleans County Adult Learning Services (OCALS) to expand its tutoring program for students and adults.

OCALS for the past two years has had tutors available for fifth-graders.

The $4,000 from the Foundation will pay for supplies and some supervision some tutors can work with first-graders, other students and adults from the community, said Don Colquhoun, vice president of the OCALS board.

The organization has tutors ready to serve the Lyndonville community. Colquhoun said students can be referred to the program by teachers or parents, and adults can make self-referrals.

Colquhoun said OCALS is working to expand tutoring and literacy services to other school districts as well.

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