Mission/Goals

Our Mission  

Literacy North Halton, which operates as the Adult Learning Centre, is a community based organization providing individualized and group tutoring for adults. We encourage community support and promote literacy awareness.

 

Our Goals

  • To teach adults to read and write in order to bring them to a functional level of literacy
  • To assist adults in determining their long-term goals, as well as assisting them to meet their immediate needs
  • To promote awareness of the problems associated with low literacy in the wider community and to seek community support

History

In 1986 a group of citizens in Halton Hills recognized the need for a service to help adults improve their reading, writing and basic math skills. By 1987, Literacy North Halton began providing one-on-one tutoring for English speaking adults. Volunteers from the community were trained and matched with students to work in a non-academic, sympathetic environment and help students overcome the barriers of low literacy skills.

In 2010, after 24 years of community service, LNH changed its operating name to the Adult Learning Centre. This change reflects a history of continuously expanding programming that now includes essential skills workplace computer training, and academic upgrading for college entrance and apprenticeship.

LNH continues to make a difference in our students’ lives at work, at school, at home, and in their community.