The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project has entered the second year of its membership program, and supporters can now join or renew 2012 memberships online at www.literacyindependence.org/donate. Memberships can also be obtained by mailing payment to OFLP, 45 Thunderbird Dr., Batesville AR 72501. Individual memberships are available for $25 and family memberships are $35. Author's Club memberships, which support a returning student for one year are $200.00, and Publisher's Club memberships, which support a new student for one year, are $350.
“Our members are critical for the Literacy Project's continued operations,” said Director Nicole Stroud. “We rely on community support to help us provide textbooks and other materials for students.”
In December 2010, the Literacy Council of Independence County expanded to include Sharp and Fulton Counties, and became the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project. Individual tutoring for adult students who are improving their reading skills or their English literacy remains the Literacy Project's core service. Over 50 students received one-on-one tutoring through the Literacy Project in 2011, across Independence, Sharp and Fulton Counties.