OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program hosts Walk for Literacy

The OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program is a nationally acclaimed non-profit organization that promotes literacy with a proven approach to help children in grades K-4 improve their reading, writing, and communication skills. OASIS recruits mature adults (50+) and provides training, materials, and clearances free of charge. Volunteers are placed in schools in the Pittsburgh and Woodland Hills School Districts.

OASIS is sponsoring a Walk for Literacy to create awareness for the OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program, advocacy for literacy, and an opportunity to bring all generations together for a full day of fun, entertainment, and activities. The Walk for Literacy will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 22 at the Schenley Plaza Tent in the heart of Oakland. The event and all activities are free.

The day starts at 10 a.m. with a comfortable walk around Schenley Plaza, led by the Master of Ceremonies. Music and entertainment will be ongoing, as well as free rides on the carousel. Under the tent there will be numerous art, craft and informational tables for seniors, kids and families of all ages. Local organizations will provide information on programs that support literacy for both seniors and children. Free books for children will be available, and anyone attending will be given tickets for door prizes and our Chinese Auction that will be drawn at the end of the event. The event will be held rain or shine.

For more information on the Walk for Literacy, contact John Spehar, Program Director, at (412) 393-7648 or by email at jdspehar@oasisnet.org