As a co-founding member, Lane Partner has been involved with the Perry County Literacy Council since its beginning. It all started with a small group of volunteers who had a goal of teaching adults basic reading skills. Lane says PCLC has grown and evolved beyond anything she could have imagined.
“My reasons for volunteering have changed over the years, but what has remained constant is that it takes a combination of dedicated staff, a strong volunteer base, and local financial support to help adult students reach their goals. Government funding is essential but often does not allow for the time frame and the individual needs of adult students. The Council has been able to use volunteers and local funding so it can serve all students at their own pace at no cost.
I am truly inspired by the Literacy Council’s amazing staff and want to do what I can to support them. I have worked in social service agencies all of my life and this is a unique organization and staff that truly care about each student and will do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to help them meet their goals. GEDs and job training are important but helping students gain confidence and maturity and recognize their potential is life changing.
It’s been a lot of fun, a lot of work, and I’ve made wonderful life long friendships!”