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Can You Imagine Not Being Able to Read?
See the Impact Below 

If you couldn't 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.                                                

 Thank You                                                                                                                   

For the countless hours devoted to helping someone in need

For lending your nonjudgmental, listening ear in the path

of performing a good deed


For sharing your knowledge in a gentle, and compassionate way

For giving of yourself, often times sacrificially, to enlighten and brighten

someone else’s day


For opening up the world to minds once closed with shame and fright

For adjusting the clouded view of eyes that can clearly see….

from the darkness to the light


For your Patience, Compassion, Understanding, Dedication, Empathy

and Generosity


For being a Tutor, For being a Volunteer…..We Thank You!

                                                                                                                     © 2013 Azeez Felder              

Recent News & Events

  • Tutor Appreciation Banquet 2014 We are looking forward to seeing all of our Tutors at this event.  Come out and celebrate all you do for your students and the community.Date:        Thursday, October 23 ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2014, 12:09 PM by Lisa Cross
  • Tutor Training Held On June 21, 2014 Suffolk Literacy Council held a tutor training at Radiant Life Ministries in Suffolk. Fellowship, relationship building, learning, sharing techniques, and hands on activities for kinesthetic learners ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2014, 10:29 AM by Suffolk Literacy Council
  • Health Literacy Workshop There can be many confusing terms and misunderstandings with medicine and health care, but the Suffolk Literacy Council provides classes which clear up many questions and confusions.
    Posted Jan 11, 2014, 8:18 PM by Lisa Cross
  • Community Outreach The Suffolk Literacy Council participates in free interactive events to educate the public about resources where literacy plays an important role.  There are many opportunities here at the Suffolk Literacy ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2014, 8:49 AM by Lisa Cross
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