It's never too late to start learning! Get involved with Literacy Mid-South and learn something new! There's a whole world out there to discover.



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.


Get Involved

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!


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

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

Read our Annual Report here.

Our 2014-2015 Annual Report

Thank you for being a part of the biggest year yet for Literacy Mid-South.  Whether you are a volunteer tutor, donor, sponsor, board member, or just a person interested in literacy, we thank you for making Memphis a better place and your help in making our organization stronger.  

Click here to read our 2014-2015 Annual Report online.  The report features financial information, donor information, and program summaries.  

We are excited for what the future holds and hope you are a part of our reading revolution!

Upcoming Events


Literacy Summit

Join nonprofit and government agencies, community advocates, volunteers and parents to network, develop new skills and share promising practices. 

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Adult Tutor Training (November)

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, math or English as a foreign language through Literacy Mid-South's Adult Learning Program and the English For You 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. 

If you are interested in being a Literacy Mid-South Adult Basic Education volunteer or an English For You tutor, please complete the Volunteer Application.

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