04 Jun June 2019 Pedal for a Purpose – Fun Things To Do Near Me
Our June 2019 Pedal For A Purpose Partner is Ozarks Literacy Council.
Ozarks Literacy Council promotes literacy in Southwest Missouri by offering free one-on-one tutoring, books to schoolchildren, and low-literacy prevention programs.
The agency was originally founded in 1969 as the Springfield Area Literacy Council. For the first ten years, the agency operated from private homes and churches. In 1992, they changed their name to the Ozarks Literacy Council, and expanded services to include learners in 11 surrounding counties in Southwest Missouri.
In 2013 Ozarks Literacy Council and the Springfield-Greene County Library District entered into a lease agreement for office space at the Midtown-Carnegie Branch Library at 397 E Central St. This location has been ideal for OLC. The library to refers patrons to their services, provides space for regular training sessions, and reserves rooms for tutoring sessions.
Ozarks Literacy Council continues to serve the literacy needs of the community by supporting community initiatives, hosting a regular Literacy Round table for organizations vested in literacy, and by partnering with other local agencies.
The Ozarks Literacy Council (OLC) spreads literacy awareness by strategically placing books in the hands of children who need them most and by engaging the community at local events. Making the OLC’s presence known throughout the Ozarks emphasizes the importance of literacy not just for children but for everyone. Whether it’s simply reading books to children at a community event or being an active participant in the United Way’s Day of Caring, the OLC strives to make every person a reader.
If you are searching online for “fun things to do near me”, book a tour with The Trolley Bike to support Ozarks Literacy Council. If you don’t know which date to reserve yet, you can purchase a gift certificate anytime during the month of June in 2019. OLC will get your donation and you can always use that gift certificate later to book a tour while planning things to do for fun in Springfield Missouri.
Now you get a great “two for one” when you book a tour on The Trolley Bike. Not only does your group get to have a blast on Springfield’s Pedal Powered Party, but you get to feel proud knowing you’ve helped a deserving local organization make our community a better place to live.
Pedal. Drink. Have Fun and Give Back with The Trolley Bike’s Pedal For A Purpose.