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Our vision is
100% literacy
in the Mid-South

1 in 7

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.

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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

Saturday, Jan 22, 2022, 9 am - 4 pm

Adult Tutor Training

Want to make a REAL difference in someone's life? Teach an adult reading, math, or English!