What are the goals of the World Literacy Crusade’s free community outreach programs?
- To eliminate poverty, ignorance, disease, crime, drug abuse and hopelessness
- To create responsible human beings who have the ability to learn and communicate in any subject
- To bring an effective technology, already being used and proven effective, into our target areas across the United States and around the globe
Are your free community outreach programs exclusively for children?
No. We also serve adults through our literacy and drug-free outpatient program.
Who funds the World Literacy Crusade?
The World Literacy Crusade is funded through private donations, city funding, county funding, state grants, foundation grants, fundraising events and (in some areas) fees for services.
The World Literacy Crusade has received funding from such organizations as ARCO, United Parcel Service, Gentleman’s Quarterly magazine, Northwest Airlines, US Airlines, Southern California Edison, Bank of America, Los Angeles County Alcohol and Drug Programs, California Access to Recovery and KJLH Radio Station.
How many affiliates does World Literacy Crusade have?
There are 27 World Literacy Crusade affiliates across the United States and four affiliates worldwide.
How is your program different from other literacy programs?
Here at the World Literacy Crusade, we take pride in going above and beyond. Our mission is to:
- Provide one-on-one tutoring and training
- Directly address the source of an individual’s pain and conflict in order to restore a zest for learning
- Employ a more effective study method called Study Technology, which was developed by L. Ron Hubbard to provide students the step-by-step training to gain conceptual understanding and apply that knowledge to real-world scenarios
- Offer support from a corps of volunteers who care about the future of America and who are trained to tutor its public; these unique and special individuals drive thousands of miles and put in hundreds of hours a year to ensure that people have the ability to read, write and create a better future
- Actively collaborate with American Health and Education Clinics to deliver drug-free rehab and detoxification treatment and alternative mental health services to our participants
- Deliver outpatient drug detoxification programs for minors
What is APS?
Applied Scholastics International is a non-profit, public benefit organization formed in 1972 by educators from colleges, universities and both public and private schools.
The mission of Applied Scholastics is to provide effective education services and materials that help people learn how to learn — and thereby work effectively to achieve their goals and realize their full potential.
In countries throughout the world, from urban centers in Europe and America to the townships of South Africa, Applied Scholastics is helping both children and adults learn how to learn, utilizing methods that have proven to be effective at all levels of educational development. These methods, known as Study Technology, were developed by author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard.
Applied Scholastics™ educational programs utilize and teach Study Technology, producing routinely excellent results.
What is Criminon?
A Criminon — meaning without crime — is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to criminal rehabilitation and reform. Criminon accomplishes its work through the implementation of services geared towards improving self-respect, relationship skills and breaking destructive habits. Criminon provides basic life skills to inmates and ex-offenders, enabling them to become ethical and productive members of their communities and lead better lives.
Criminon provides education and rehabilitation programs for inmates and ex-offenders, helping them to restore their own self-respect. Criminon utilizes the highly effective secular works of author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard to help inmates gain a new level of ability to study, comprehend and restore their integrity and pride.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, Criminon has been delivering rehabilitative education services to inmates since 1989. In any given week, the organization provides services to more than 7,000 inmates internationally.
How can I get information about the World Literacy Crusade?
Write or call our corporate headquarters at:
World Literacy Crusade
3209 N. Alameda, Suite B
Compton, CA 90222
Is Study Technology recognized by educational organizations?
Yes. The program is used by local school districts where World Literacy Crusade affiliates are in operation and by various teacher organizations. Our programs have been instituted in elementary, middle and high schools across the country, as well as in juvenile detention camp schools.
How many schools are using the World Literacy Crusade method?
Currently, 43 schools are using this method.
What is Study Technology?
In his research, Study Technology founder L. Ron Hubbard described the attainment of “conceptual understanding” as the ability to absorb and apply the knowledge to everyday tasks and life. He found that by knowing and identifying specific barriers to learning, a student could master any subject. Memorization can be replaced by the ability to understand materials and grasp broad-reaching concepts — a goal long sought by educators.
How long do I have to work with Study Technology to benefit from it?
Each individual is different. Some have immediate success, others require ten to fifteen hours of study and tutoring.
How do you recruit tutors for your free community outreach programs?
Our volunteers are usually recruited through our workshops, which tour through various communities, civic and educational arenas generating interest and promoting volunteerism in alignment with President Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” initiative.
What do the programs at the World Literacy Crusade cost?
Our community outreach programs are paid for on a sliding scale, which means that a person pays according to their individual ability to pay.
How many students have taken part in your free community outreach programs?
Since 1992, more than 15,000 individuals have gone through the program.
What is the future expected rate?
Here at the World Literacy Crusade, we are expanding our program daily and expect our enrollment to increase to 12,000 students per year.
How many students are referred by mainstream educators to the World Literacy Crusade?
More than 600 students per year are referred by mainstream educators.
How many students are currently in your free community outreach programs?
There are currently 550 students worldwide.
How are your tutors trained?
Our Compton-location tutors are trained through an in-house training program. Other World Literacy Crusade affiliates are flexible and adjust procedures to fit their particular areas.
What does it cost to start a World Literacy Crusade project?
Each affiliate pays a fee determined by the amount of materials, training and support services needed. The cost is also based upon whether an organization is not for profit or for profit, and whether or not the full drug rehabilitation and detoxification program is implemented. Costs are agreed upon and known prior to any charges being made. Because we hope to get this information into the hands of every person possible, we work diligently to keep the costs to a minimum.
What does World Literacy Crusade have to do with drug detoxification?
When a person has had years of exposure to drugs and other toxins, his or her ability to study can be affected. As a result, the World Literacy Crusade has established a detoxification program to handle these drawbacks from its headquarters here in Compton, CA. The drug detoxification program is run by our affiliate, American Health and Education Clinics, which has been licensed through the State of California as a drug-free substance abuse treatment and mental health facility.
Which detoxification program does the World Literacy Crusade use?
We use the Narconon program developed by L. Ron Hubbard.
How does the detoxification / drug rehab program work?
The detoxification program consists of a regimen of exercise, vitamins and minerals and time spent sweating in the sauna. Through our drug rehab program, participants are able to rid themselves of the toxins to which they’ve been exposed.
Do your volunteers handle both literacy training and the detoxification / drug rehab program?
No. Our literacy program is handled by World Literacy Crusade staff, and our detoxification / drug rehab program is managed by World Literacy Crusade Narconon-trained staff.
Does World Literacy Crusade work with other community organizations?
Yes. We have formed partnerships with a variety of community organizations to spread literacy, drug treatment and mental health services within the areas in which we’re located. Programs we’ve worked hand-in-hand with include Shields for Families, Project Impact, Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles Department of Probation, Department of Public Social Services, school districts across the country and various other community based organizations and churches.
Does World Literacy Crusade work with criminal offenders?
Yes, the World Literacy Crusade uses the Criminon Program and also helps probation and sheriffs’ offices to understand the problems underlying negative behavior by youthful offenders.
What is your success rate at getting kids off street drugs?
We currently have a 78% success rate at getting and keeping kids off drugs as a way of dealing with life.
Other questions? Call World Literacy Crusade today!