The Y Community Adult Literacy Program is in need of volunteer tutors to teach students in Owensville, Pacific, St. Clair, Union, and Washington.

Franklin and Gasconade counties have adults who would like to improve their reading and speaking of English. Four Rivers YMCA provides the structure for this service, but needs more citizens from the area who are willing to “give back to their community” by tutoring adults.

The Y Community Literacy Council’s next training session for potential volunteer literacy tutors will be Monday, June 23, at Scenic Regional Library, Union. This free training will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is required by the YMCA for all tutors.

Presently, the Y Literacy Program has over 30 tutors working with adult students in the area. Volunteer tutors provide free one-to-one literacy tutoring for adults. The tutoring is done at the public libraries in Pacific, St. Clair, Union and Washington.

The goal is to provide this service at the Owensville Library in the near future.

Attending the training session in no way commits a person to become a volunteer. It’s the first step for people who have an interest in helping others to see if adult literacy tutoring will be a good fit for them.

To register or gain more information about this program, people should contact Diane Schwab at 636-239-5704 or