Juniors In Literacy 1983 (JIL 1983) provides direct leadership, and offers start-up planning and guidance to several other community groups who are interested in family literacy. We have also been involved in lending our support to the start-up of a few other international literacy programs. Ms. Jackie Nurse has consistently volunteered her services in assisting other groups in forming their own literacy programs to assist children and parents, especially in needy areas and countries.
Over the years JIL 1983 in Toronto has operated both long-term and short-term activities at:
East Mall Library
190 Woolner Avenue (TCHC)
100 High Park Avenue (TCHC)
Franklin Horner Community Centre
Ms. Nurse has maintained a strong philosophy that early literacy involvement would always serve to strengthen the academic foundation of junior learners. Home-work help activity is a “quickfix” that proves useful only in the short-term. Instead, training a child to engage in discovering, questioning, and participating will lead to the child applying himself/herself to the art of learning. Teaching strong study skills with application will produce quality performance.
Core Academic Services
Juniors In Literacy1983 (JIL 1983) continues to provide core academic services in:
- Numbers Worksheets and Activity Books (Junior and Senior Kindergarten)
- Mathematics (Grades 1 to 8)
- Language Arts: Grammar, Word Study and Phonics, Writing, Reading with Comprehension and Spelling (Grades 1 to 8)
- Picture Reading
- Remedial Learning Speciality: ESL, ELD, Mathematics (Grades 1 to 8)
Preparing for the Career Path
Juniors In Literacy 1983(JIL 1983) also continues to provide additional services in preparing for the career path-open to learners in both Junior High and Senior High School.
- Certificates/Awards Portfolio Preparation and Maintenance
- Master Resume Preparation and long-term Maintenance
- Specialized Resume Preparation, Cover Letter
- Scholarship Application and Preparation Workshops (Grades 11 and 12)
- Hands-on Training for Community Literacy Facilitators/Peer to Peer Tutors
We also grant these students an opportunity to gain part-time employment with an Affiliate Company. This is a grounding offer for Resume purposes.
During its 30 years of service, JIL 1983 has engaged in collaborative work and also advocacy work with 15-25 schools of various school boards with an emphasis being placed on extracting the best possible outcomes for our learners. In June 2011, the principal at one of our local middle schools-Gr 6 to Gr 8, expressed his concerns to Ms. Jackie Nurse, stating that more than 50% of his students were failing.
Clearly anyone can see that there is a “struggle” in Education, and also in society. Parents and guardians of students are encouraged to convert the dining room into a study room every evening, and be visible with the learners. Turn off all distractions and let the environment be conducive to studying. You will reap good results!