Literacy Council to hold tutor training workshop

Published February 14, 2007


The Literacy Council of St. Petersburg will hold a tutor training workshop Feb. 23-24 at the Pinellas Park Public Library, 7770 52nd St.

Volunteers will be trained to teach adults to read. Prior teaching experience is not required.

The Literacy Council is a nonprofit that provides tutoring to adults reading at an eighth-grade level or below using a phonics approach and one-on-one tutoring.

The deadline to register is Friday. For information, call 521-1117 or visit the Web site at www.stpetereads.com.


SPCA needs volunteers for an array of jobs

The SPCA needs volunteers to exercise and train dogs, cats and rabbits, for office help, assistance with bulk mailings, fundraising support, education assistance, and special event coordination.

Those volunteering to handle dogs must complete a training course. Call 586-3591, ext. 127, or visit www.SPCATampaBay.org.


Agency seeks adults willing to mentor kids

Gulf Coast Community Care needs volunteers ages 30 and older to spend a few hours a week mentoring children ages 10 to 14 from single-parent homes or in foster care.

No experience is necessary.

Mentoring time can be spent with simple activities such as reading, fishing, baking, teaching a craft or visiting a park. Call 479-1813 or 479-1841.


Hospital clown school taking applications

If you've always secretly dreamed of being a clown, here's your chance. Applications are available for the All Children's Hospital Clown Alley School.

Students will learn character definition, makeup, costuming and performance techniques from Christine Davison, a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown School graduate.

Classes start at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at All Children's Hospital Education Conference Center, 710 Fourth St. S. The program ends March 28. Children and adults are welcome.

The cost is $17 a person, and $5 for each additional family member. Participants will be invited to join the Festival of States Day Parade on March 31 and the Progress Energy Illuminated Night Parade on April 13.

Forms are available online. Visit www.festivalofstates.com and click on "applications," or call 321-9888.


Naval Sea Cadets offers programs for youths

If you're a student between the ages of 11 and 17 and interested in learning about naval traditions, on and off the water, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, a nonprofit youth organization, may be for you.

Part of the Navy's youth program, the program offers life and work skills such as teamwork, leadership and citizenship.

There are two types of programs, the Navy League Cadet for ages 11 to 13, and the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets for ages 13 to 17.

All cadets must be U.S. citizens, be in good moral standing, have a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average, be active in the community and be enrolled in school.

Visit www.suncoastairsquadron .org for information or call 796-7322.