BENEFITING: THE LITERACY COUNCIL OF BUNCOMBE COUNTY
EVENT: 26th Annual Spelling Bee
EVENT DATE: Apr 05, 2017
It's the 26th Annual Spelling Bee benefiting the Literacy Council of Buncombe County, and Simply Macbest is ready to destroy their enemies in the name of literacy! The Literacy Council of Buncombe County works to increase comprehensive literacy and English language skills through specialized instruction by trained tutors and access to literacy resources. In 2015/16, 200 volunteer tutors gave over 14,000 hours of direct literacy tutoring to 350 students. We work with both native and non-native English speakers to help improve job prospects, ensure parents can help their children in school, and give students support as they enroll in a GED program. The gift of literacy is truly transformative. Our students gain self-confidence and develop the self-sufficiency to improve their lives as individuals, parents, workers, and citizens. As always, proceeds from the Spelling Bee benefit the work of the Literacy Council of Buncombe County.