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.

78.6%

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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Today a reader.

Tomorrow a Leader.

Margaret Fuller.

American Journalist, Critic, and Womens' Rights Advocate

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Saturday, Mar 23, 2019, 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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Zero K

Don't break a sweat for literacy, literally.