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If you or your organization is helping to create a Reading/Learning Community in the Mid-South or you need additional resources to make your program flourish, join us! We can help.

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Help an adult student learn to read or help with a special event. Host a fundraiser or sponsor a special event. There are many ways to help us start a reading revolution!

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Our vision is 100% literacy in the Mid-South.

Literacy Mid-South (LMS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a community actively engaged in continuous learning. Somewhere between 20% to 30% of adults in the Memphis metro area are functionally illiterate. That means more than just unemployment — their minds are unused and their dreams are unrealized.

Save the Date for the 2nd Annual Mid-South Book Festival!

Mark your calendars! The 2nd Annual Mid-South Book Festival is taking place September 9 - 13, 2015, at Playhouse on the Square and The Circuit Playhouse. To stay connected with the latest Mid-South Book Festival information, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website.

If you'd like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here

Upcoming Events

28
Feb

Adult Tutor Training (February)

This training is full! Please fill out an application, and we'll put you on the registration list for the April 25th training.
Thank you all for wanting to volunteer with us!

Want to Make a REAL Difference in Someone's Life? Teach Someone to Read  

Literacy Mid-South has adults on our waiting list who are willing and ready to learn but need a special person in their life to help them.  They want better lives.  They want to understand their personal finances better.  They want their driver's license.  They want to read to their children. They want to understand their world better, and they just need a chance.

YOU can help. There is no greater gift to give than helping a person succeed.  Facilitate learning in the life of an adult who struggles with reading, writing, and math through Literacy Mid-South's Adult Learning Program.  Volunteers are able to serve as facilitators to groups of adults or provide individual goal-centered tutoring to an adult learner.  Volunteers attend a one-day training that provides the tools for moving adults forward. 

Volunteers commit to meeting 2 hours, once a week for six months.  Volunteer opportunities are available during the day or at night.  Must be 18 years or older to participate.  

The training will take place at the Benjamin L. Hooks Library, 3030 Poplar Ave, Room C. Coffee/water and snacks will be provided, just bring a bag lunch, pen and paper.

If you are interested in being a Literacy Mid-South Adult Basic Education volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Application. If you would like to be a Literacy Mid-South English for You tutor, please fill out this Application.

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25
Apr

Adult Tutor Training (April)

Want to Make a REAL Difference in Someone's Life? Teach Someone to Read  

Literacy Mid-South has adults on our waiting list who are willing and ready to learn but need a special person in their life to help them.  They want better lives.  They want to understand their personal finances better.  They want their driver's license.  They want to read to their children. They want to understand their world better, and they just need a chance.

YOU can help. There is no greater gift to give than helping a person succeed.  Facilitate learning in the life of an adult who struggles with reading, writing, and math through Literacy Mid-South's Adult Learning Program.  Volunteers are able to serve as facilitators to groups of adults or provide individual goal-centered tutoring to an adult learner.  Volunteers attend a one-day training that provides the tools for moving adults forward. 

Volunteers commit to meeting 2 hours, once a week for six months.  Volunteer opportunities are available during the day or at night.  Must be 18 years or older to participate.  

The training will take place at Southwest Tennessee Community College, Macon Rd. Campus, Library room ML254. Coffee/water and snacks will be provided, just bring a bag lunch, pen and paper.

If you are interested in being a Literacy Mid-South Adult Basic Education volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Application. If you would like to be a Literacy Mid-South English for You tutor, please fill out this Application.

Learn More »