L.E.A.R.N. Imperial Valley

Libraries Empower All to Read Now

We serve Imperial Valley adults over 18 (or 16 if not enrolled in school) who would like to improve their computer, reading, and writing skills.

Our Mission

  • To provide student-centered assistance, at no cost to the participant, to all adults seeking help with basic computer, reading and writing skills

  • To provide volunteer tutors with the training and resources needed to support each student's individual goals

  • To work with libraries in Imperial Valley to educate our communities about literacy and the issues surrounding it. 

Who do we serve?

We serve Imperial Valley adults 18 (or 16 if not enrolled in high school) who would like to improve their computer reading and writing skills.

Who are we looking for?

We need compassionate, patient volunteer tutors whoa re motivated to give back to their local communities by working individually with adults who would like to improve their computer, reading and/or writing skills. 

How are tutors and learners paired?

Each adult learner is assessed by a LEARN IV staff member and matched with a tutor based on location, availability, and interests. Tutors and learners meet weekly (1 hr a week) at their local library branch.

How are tutors and learners supported?

After tutors and learners are paired, they remain in frequent communication with LEARN IV staff and are supported with materials and guidance to ensure the best experience for learner and tutor.

How can you become a volunteer tutor or learner?

Contact LEARN IV by phone, e-mail, or click here. Leave your name, phone number, and/or e-mail where you can be reached. A LEARN IV staff member will be in contact with you to get you started.

Why have our learners struggled?

41% of Imperial Valley residents struggle with reading and writing because of learning disabilities or because they did not get the individual instruction they needed as children, in school or at home.

Why do learners come?

Learners often want to improve their changes for success for themselves and their families. Their goals frequently include getting better jobs, passing the citizenship, GED, or driver's license tests, and reading to their children.

Why volunteer?

By volunteering with LEARN Imperial Valley, you can make a difference in someone's life and help build stronger communities.