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Can You Imagine Not Being Able to Read?
See the Impact Below
If you couldnt' read, you wouldn't be able to -
Navigate the web to even find this page Find the directions on a medicine bottle
Read a menu Follow Street Signs
Read a bedtime story to your child
Seem unbelievable? One in six adults in Suffolk lacks basic functional reading skills.
The inability to read affects our entire community in many ways. Research shows a direct link between illiteracy and poverty, joblessness, and crime. Children who have not been read to and do not have books in their homes do not do as well in school as their peers.
The Suffolk Literacy Council has a clear mandate to improve lives through literacy. We provide the following services:
- One-on-one tutoring for adults needing help with basic reading, writing, and math
- Individual and small group instruction in English as a second language.
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
- Frederick Douglass
VISIT US ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF
THE SUFFOLK WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN DOWNTOWN SUFFOLK -
ACROSS FROM THE COURTHOUSE ON MAIN STREET.