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Wayne/Pike Adult Literacy Program receives grant


HONESDALE, PA — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded the Wayne/Pike Adult Literacy Program (WPALP) a $ 3,500 grant to support adult literacy. WPALP is the only free tutoring service for adult residents of Wayne and Pike counties.

“We are deeply grateful to Dollar General for their support, which enables our program to continue to serve those adults who come to us for help. In light of state budget cuts, WPALP relies solely on donations to sustain its operations. Dollar General’s generosity will have a positive, lifelong impact on our communities and the individuals we serve,” said Madeline Coppola, WPALP program director.

The literacy program helps students learn to read and prepare for tests such as the GED, drivers permit and citizenship. Volunteer tutors help students improve their reading, writing and math skills, and to learn the English language. For more information on Wayne/Pike Adult Literacy Program call 570/253-3221.