Winthrop University’s Literacy Intervention Team (LIT) mobilizes college students to serve as reading tutors, with the goal to alleviate illiteracy in the Rock Hill community.
The mission of the LIT is to enhance the educational outcomes of economically disadvantaged K-5 youth in the local community. In total, the first year that the LIT program began 11 volunteers served 28 students for a total of 103 hours. This pilot program continued from 2014 to the present and now is open for volunteers and federal work study students. In the past year we have expanded the LIT to reach Rosewood Elementary, York Road Elementary, Richmond Drive Elementary, the YMCA after school program, and the York Road Challenger program. Last spring our 45 Winthrop LIT members served for a total of 2125.5 hours working with approximately 168 students.