The La Junta Literacy Project is an all-new project in La Junta, Colorado that utilizes the Peak Reader Program for students who are reading below grade level.

La Junta Tutoring Locations

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La Junta Intermediate School

La Junta Intermediate School

901 Smithland Ave.
La Junta, 81050
United States


Dates: February 6 - May 14, 2020
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays - 3rd grade
Tuesdays & Thursdays - 4th grade
Times: 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

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La Junta Primary School

La Junta Primary School

1401 East 6th Street
La Junta, 81050
United States


Dates: February 5 - May 13, 2020
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Times: 8:00 - 8:50 a.m. and 2:30 - 3:20 p.m.

Volunteer to Tutor in La Junta

Are you 14 or older? Do you want to make a lasting difference in the life of a child?

Join Children’s Literacy Center in offering one-to-one tutoring at no cost to families.

Our experienced staff will train you to use our fun, award-winning Peak Reader® curriculum.

Watch your student learn and grow through reading stories, playing word games, and unlocking the meaning of words! You will give your student the skills to succeed for the rest of their lives. 

Becoming a tutor is easy!  Here's what you need to do:

1. Watch the orientation video

2. Read the tutor expectations

3. Complete the application by clicking on the link below.


4. Complete your tutor training

Please contact Sylvia with any questions you might have.

La Junta Literacy Project Staff


Sylvia Rocha

La Junta Literacy Project 
Program Manager
Since 2018

Sylvia Rocha is the new Program Manager for the La Junta Literacy Project.  Sylvia has an extensive professional background in social service, mental health, and education fields.  She has worked with multiple age groups of diversified populations; with disabilities, LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS positive, migrants, refugees, and immigrants.  Sylvia grew up in Northeastern Colorado but she moved her family to the valley in 2012. She has two teenage sons in Cheraw High/Middle School and one adult daughter in Greeley.  Sylvia feels a  strong kinship with this project because as a child, she had a few strikes against her; she was a migrant farmworker who’s family moved around a lot, she was held back in the first grade, and reading/homework were not a priority at home since work had to come first.  As a result she struggled academically. Those were hard times she relates but I truly believe it was my newfound love for reading and the mentorship that I received from caring educators that helped shape who I am today.  I am very excited to begin working with CLC because it combines both of these elements for success; reading and mentors.  To this day, I love to read!   Sylvia earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts degree in Social Sciences with a minor in Criminology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. 

Contact Sylvia via email

Carolyn Miller

Carolyn Miller

Program Assistant
Since 2019

Carolyn is the program assistant for the La Junta Literacy Project.  She is active in the recruitment of volunteers, tutors students and assists the Program Manager, Sylvia Rocha, in program development.

Carolyn's background includes twenty seven years as the executive director of several federal housing programs in eastern Colorado.  She also worked for several years for the Colorado Workforce Center and the Colorado Department of Social Services.

Carolyn is a Fort Collins native and graduated from Colorado State University in Social Services with a minor in Psychology.  She now resides in La Junta, Colorado.

Contact Carolyn via email