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LECWould you be interested in participating in one of the most fulfilling volunteer opportunities we offer?

Then you should consider volunteering for the Life Enrichment Center tutoring program.

We published a story about the experience in our May edition of NSO Times. You can read it online HERE:

If you’re interested, please send an email to Lt. Col. Mike O’Toole at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 4.

There are a few requirements you’ll need to meet to keep in mind:

  • Must attend a mandatory 2-hour training session.
  • Must like children.
  • Must be able to commit to a full year, once a week, for an hour at assigned Norfolk Public School.
  • Most suitable for supervisors and civilian staff.
  • Must have strong work attendance/calling out isn’t an option on your assigned day.


Commonly known as the LEC, the organization was tasked in 2006 to make sure children in Norfolk could read proficiently by the end of the third grade. The majority of students originally enrolled in the tutoring program grew up in impoverished neighborhoods where education - especially literacy - took a back seat to organized crime, neglect, and family problems. While initiating the LEC, President and Founder Kevin Turpin was told that some cities base the number of jail spaces they’ll need on the number of kids who can’t read on-level by 8th grade. He promised himself that he couldn’t (and wouldn’t) let that happen in Norfolk.

The original plan for the LEC was to serve between 20-30 students. Today, the LEC proudly has tutors assigned to dozens of Title 1 elementary schools in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Hampton. These volunteers are trained by certified LEC staff to successfully tutor in phonics, comprehension, grammar, and spelling. Each tutor is matched with a child in need of assistance for one hour each week throughout an entire school year.

Please consider making a profound difference in a deserving child’s life. We promise you you’ll be glad you did.

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