Lauren Simpson feels that being able to read is one of the biggest blessings in her life. She calls reading a tool of empowerment, and the hope of empowering others is why she chose to volunteer as a tutor for Project Read.
Lauren has worked with several students over the past few years. She has found throughout the years that the most important thing that you can do for each student is to teach to their specific needs. The little things, such as writing a check or following directions, can make big differences in the lives of those taught. It is the skills that are acquired through Project Read that help people reach a level of functional literacy. “I like that we are helping people develop the skills and tools that they need to better themselves. Project Read is about empowering people in the way that they need it the most—it helps people better navigate their world.”
Lauren is a southern girl from Chattanooga, Tennessee. She is a senior at BYU where she is studying broadcast journalism. She currently works at a local radio station, and she is planning on going to Washington DC this summer where she will have an internship that deals with media relations. After graduation Lauren will prepare to enter law school.