History The Augustine Project was founded in 1994 by Holy Family Episcopal Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It was founded to meet the needs of low-income children in the community who required the services of a professional tutor, but were unable to afford one. It has grown to include twelve chapters that are reaching out to meet the same needs in their communities. Augustine Literacy Project-Brevard is the twelfth chapter of Augustine Literacy Project. Augustine Literacy Project-Brevard is a 501(c)(3) organization and an official replication of the Augustine Project based at Holy Family Episcopal Church in Chapel Hill.
Because reading, writing and spelling difficulties can result in poor school performance and low self-esteem, families who are financially able to send their children with language-related learning differences to special schools or hire private tutors. Most professional reading tutors charge from $40 to $65 an hour. Augustine Literacy Project-Brevard is committed to providing caring, professionally trained tutors for those whose families cannot afford to pay. The combination of nurture and knowledge that an Augustine tutor offers can mean the difference between prison and productivity for an at-risk student.
Board Wendi Adair is the current Brevard Augustine Literacy Project Program Director. The Augustine Literacy Project-Brevard Board is responsible for the operation and management of the Augustine training, evaluation of Augustine tutors, coordinating our Augustine tutors with an eligible Augustine student, continued support and education of our tutors, public awareness of the Augustine Literacy Project, fundraising and a host of other responsibilities. Our current board consists of Wendi Adair, Judy Baghose, Kathryn Polmanteer, Megan, Keiser, Barbara Livengood, and Kim Limerick. All board members, and tutors are volunteers. We all dedicate our time, energy and resources to this mission for two reasons: first we know there is a true need for children who cannot afford private reading tutors, and most importantly we believe the children are worth the relational investment.