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Literacy Lab

The Project Read Literacy Lab is a group instruction experience designed to help students improve their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and fulfill their six-hour weekly commitment. During the first hour of lab, the literacy specialist teaches a short lesson to the entire group. The second hour of lab is used for one-on-one time where students work with the literacy specialist or lab volunteers on individual projects and assignments. In addition, Project Read also offers an Employment Literacy curriculum to students, which takes place during lab hours.

Employment Literacy

Employment Literacy Hours:
Wednesday 12-2 pm OR 6-8 pm

Do you know someone who is looking for employment but struggles because they can’t read or write? Would improving their literacy skills give them the opportunity to find jobs or improve their current employment?

The Employment Literacy curriculum offers ten different topics dedicated to helping adults who are actively looking for employment and are reading and writing below the 7th grade level. Project Read provides students with the skills to be able to improve their standard of living through literacy.

Project Read tutors students using instructional materials designed to teach adults basic life skills such as filling out employment applications, creating a budget, or depositing money in a bank. Project Read assesses each student’s literacy skills, develops an individual learning plan, and sets goals with the students. These goals and materials help students progress beyond subsistence-level employment by helping them increase their literacy skills, which in turn helps them acquire and keep higher paying jobs.


Topic 1: Goals

Topic 2: Time Management

Topic 3: Preparing for your ideal job & information gathering

Topic 4: Reviewing & Writing Resumes

Topic 5: Creating & Finalizing the Resume

Topic 6: Writing the cover letter

Topic 7: Job searching

Topic 8: Interviewing

Topic 9: Interview follow up

Topic 10: Test-taking skills & Career preparation


*These weekly lesson plans are subject to change depending on the student’s individual learning plan


More Info to come

Premiere Tour

The Project Read Premiere Tour is a one-hour event that allows you to learn a little more about Project Read and the impact it is having right here in our community.  Tours are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Tours start in room 214 of the Provo Library. Guests will be welcomed by a board member, hear a message from our Executive Director, tour our Literacy Lab, and listen to a student share their experience. We can’t answer all of your questions in one-hour but hope this overview will prompt further discussion if you want to learn more. Please RSVP to Millie Jones, Project Read Program Coordinator ( or 801-448-READ), and consider scheduling a Premiere Tour for your book club, church group or civic club. Group tours may be scheduled at different days/time.

Annual Student Recognition

Each spring, Project Read hosts an Annual Recognition Event to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and honor the dedication of their volunteer tutors.  The event includes graduation ceremonies for students completing their study at Project Read and recognition of the winners of Project Read’s annual writing competition. The event also provides a venue for the writing contest winners to share their work.

The 2015 Recognition Event was held in April in the Provo City Library’s Ballroom. Ariunsanaa “Anna” Baasanbyamba was acknowledged for graduating from Project Read and shared her story with those in attendance. Anna, a single mother of two young children, was unemployed when she came to our program in June of 2014. After ten months, Anna’s reading and language skills both improved over two grade levels. What is she doing now? Read more of her inspiring story here!

Also at the 2015 Recognition Event, Project Read announced three winners of the annual writing competition winners. Read their winning entries here.