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If you can read and write and are passionate about inspiring others to learn, you qualify for the title of "life changer."

A female JCAE volunteer reviews material in a textbook with a female student

Volunteers at the Johnson County Adult Education (JCAE) program help people improve their reading, writing or math skills; earn their Kansas High School Diploma; or improve their English language skills.

Even though Johnson County is considered one of the more prosperous and educationally thriving counties in the state, there are still more than 15% of residents who do not have a high school diploma, and eight percent do not speak English well.

Be a 'life changer'

As a volunteer, you will work with students one-on-one or in small groups in one of JCAE's learning centers. Volunteers commit to volunteering three hours each week for a minimum of six months.

Commitment and perseverance are essentials for both volunteers and students. As a volunteer, you can be instrumental in the success of the students you assist.

Become a literacy volunteer with JCAE

Literacy volunteer orientations are held each fall and spring for anyone interested in becoming a JCAE volunteer. To find out more about how you can make a difference assisting JCAE students, call the JCAE volunteer coordinator at 913-469-7677 or the JCAE General Information Line at 913-469-7621.

Volunteer Orientation

Sunday, Jan. 5, 1:30-4:30 p.m.