Congratulations to New President Victor Slavov
and Thank You to Past President Peary Fowler!
For the first time ever, a former student has become the president of Literacy Volunteers of America. Victor originally came to LVA to learn English when he first arrived in Key West. He has been a dedicated volunteer for years and served on the Board as Vice President until his April election to Board President. After many years of successful leadership by Peary Fowler, Victor has a mentor with experience and drive to help him get started.
We believe the ability to read, write and communicate in English
is critical to personal freedom.
Literacy Volunteers of America Monroe County began in 1984 under the auspices of Friends of the Library. Since then, we have helped over 5,897 students obtain personal goals through increased literacy skills. We offer free, confidential one-to-one and small group literacy training by a trained LVA volunteer. Services are available to Monroe County residents who desire to improve reading, writing and English communication skills.
Located in The Florida Keys, LVA has three sites covering Upper, Middle and Lower Keys. Our main office is in Key West. There are LVA tutors and students everywhere in between, in Islamorada, Big Pine, Cudjoe and more. Last year, 114 volunteer tutors assisted 326 students countywide, helping them achieve personal goals through increased literacy skills.
Our Core Programs are Basic READ and English as a Second Language (ESL).
There’s no need speak another language to teach someone English or previous experience to teach Basic Read. If you can read and write and can spare two hours a week, you can be a tutor!
Are you looking for help improving your basic reading and writing skills or learning English as a second language? Please visit our student page.
Do you want to be a volunteer? Please visit our tutor/volunteer page.
And if you’d like to make a secure donation to support literacy in The Florida Keys, please visit our donation page.
You can contact us here by email or call us at 305-294-4352 or by snail mail at 2405 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, FL 33040