Give the gift of language and reading skills
Learn to read. Learn to speak English.
“I didn’t want anybody to know I couldn’t read. Now I have freedom.”
“Learning English changed my life and my world. I was ashamed and frustrated.”
Change the world by changing someone’s life.
“This is the most rewarding volunteer work I’ve ever done.”
“Although every student comes with different challenges, all of them share a desire to improve their lives.”
One in ten Frederick County adults is functionally illiterate. Help your neighbors and our entire community. Give the gift of literacy.
“Learning how to speak English not only helps employees on the job, but opens the doors to education and economic opportunity, benefiting the entire community.”
Adult Literacy Can Change Everything
The ability to read, write and speak English well is fundamental to work, prosperity, health and family stability. See how we are transforming people’s lives and helping to make Frederick County stronger and more prosperous, one student at a time.
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Stuff the Bus!
This year, the Literacy Council is participating as a collection site for the United Way’s Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive. Stuff the Bus is a way for the community to come together to help young people succeed in school and is a way for the Literacy Council to support family literacy.
The Literacy Council is again honored to be one of 31 nonprofit organizations participating in the Unity Campaign for Frederick County! The Campaign, hosted by United Way of Frederick County, is committed to providing those in need with access to basic resources.