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.
adults in Shelby County cannot read this statistic.
of 3rd graders in Shelby County Schools read below grade level.
of incarcerated individuals read below a 3rd grade reading level.
Papa, you saved me...
You taught me to read—
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief—
Learn the six syllable types to help your learner attack larger words effectively.
You'll leave with hands-on materials to use with your learners.
Want to Make a REAL Difference in Someone's Life? Teach Someone to Read!
Meet at a Memphis area library with an adult learner 1-2 hours per week for 6 months. You'll work on basic reading, or math or with English language learners. Learners come to us with goals of improving their reading skills or with a specific goal in mind like getting a drivers license or reading their Bible. By helping someone learn a skill like reading you'll be learning right along with them to make for a fulfilling volunteerr experience!
Just go here to fill out our online application!