Hello, friends of HLP!
We at Humboldt Literacy Project sincerely hope that you and yours are faring well in these challenging and historic times.
We are all right! HLP staff is sheltered in place and working mostly from our homes. We are still enrolling new learners and training new tutors, and they are working together by various creative means to continue their studies in the safest possible way. HLP strongly encourages remote learning techniques and online teaching materials at this time. Many are accomplishing this with videoconferencing, and those who do not have access or comfort with the technology are using telephones, texting and even written, mailed work! Naturally, we are making physical study materials available to our tutors and learners with contact-free pickup or dropoff. Our next orientation for volunteer tutors will occur on Zoom, at a date to be set for late September or early October.
ONE TRIVIAL CONCERN
Our 15th Annual Trivia Challenge, scheduled for May, was of course postponed. We look forward to the day we can safely reunite our Trivia family for some much needed merriment. We are currently hoping/planning to host our next in-person Trivia Challenge in 2021, but we’ll be looking for ways to have fun together in a distanced setting before then.
Together with the Humboldt County Library we are working to bring you a whole slew of distanced fun in the form of live, internet-based family entertainment, games, and exercises as part of our Family Literacy Program. Please keep an eye out for announcements of our family fun events, starting this fall.
WE’VE VIRTUALLY MOVED
Our website has changed. HumboldtLiteracy.org is our new URL. Please update your records.
That’s all for now! Feel free to keep up with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.