r Project Read will hold its 2016 Annual Student Recognition Event on April 12 to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of its students during the previous year.
Project Read, a nonprofit organization that provides tutoring and other resources for Utah County’s functionally illiterate adults, invites all community members to attend the event, which will take place at 7 p.m. in the Provo City Library Ballroom, 550 N. University Avenue, Provo.
Throughout the evening, Project Read will celebrate the accomplishments of its students and honor the dedication of its volunteer tutors. There will also be a graduation ceremony for those who have completed their study at Project Read, as well as recognition of the winners of Project Read’s annual writing competition.
At last year’s event, a recent Project Read graduate Ariunsanaa “Anna” Baasanbyamba shared the story of how she, an unemployed, single mother of two young children, was empowered through literacy.
After ten months of working with an individual tutor and attending weekly tutoring and writing labs, Baasanbyamba’s reading and language skills improved more than two grade levels, and she was able to graduate from Project Read’s program.
Since graduating from Project Read, Baasanbyamba has been able to get a job to support her young family and recently launched her own nonprofit organization. She plans to continue studying and hopes to be accepted at Brigham Young University.
In operation since 1984, Project Read provides one-on-one tutoring for functionally illiterate adults in Utah County and changes lives through literacy by empowering individuals, strengthening families, and building community.