Literacy group announces new name

New Page Human Services Society has changed its society name to Read Right Society

New Page Human Services Society, a non-profit literacy organization in Hope, has changed its society name to Read Right Society.

The new name follows changes to the infrastructure of the society, including the hiring of new executive director, Jodi McBride.

“We are excited to advocate for literacy and raise awareness of the foundation it lays for all life skills, goals and dreams,” said McBride. “Literacy affects everything we do, from reading a menu and filling out applications, to using a computer or being successful at your job. We want to provide literacy supports for people in all walks of life to create systemic change in our community and society.”

Current Read Right Society programs include: English as a second language and settlement assistance, legal services education and resources, community adult literacy, literacy outreach, Story Time in the Park, computer literacy, and social seniors technology and social media literacy.

In addition to a new name, Read Right Society has a relocated to Unit F, 895 3rd Ave. The space includes a literacy lounge where learners can meet with tutors, participate in classes and access resources.

“We want people to have a comfortable space to access resources, learn and work towards their goals,” said McBride said.

People are welcome to stop by, check out the new space and learn more about Read Right Society’s programs.

For more information, contact McBride at 604-860-0510, jodi.readright@gmail.com or visit www.readrightsociety.com

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