Live well. Learn with abandon.

Literacy Mid-South (LMS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide literacy resources for learners of all ages and backgrounds.

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Our vision is
100% literacy
in the Mid-South

1 in 7

adults in Shelby County cannot read this statistic.

66%

of 3rd graders in Shelby County Schools read below grade level.

70%

of incarcerated individuals read below a 3rd grade reading level.

Programs That Move Literacy Forward

Adult Learning Program Learn More »

The Read Memphis Project Learn More »

Read 901 Learn More »

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We were the people who were not in the papers. 

We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. 

We lived in the gaps between the stories.

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

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Jul
Saturday, Jul 21, 2018, 9 am - 4 pm

Adult Tutor Training

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

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Saturday, Sep 08, 2018, 9 am - 4 pm

Adult Tutor Training

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