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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.                                                

 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

  • 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
  • Pilot Club Gives Awards Earlier this summer, the Pilot Club recognizes several organizations and individuals for outstanding service. The Suffolk Literacy Council's tutor coordinator, Jessica Reitz, praises Susan White who earned Volunteer Literacy ...
    Posted Jul 12, 2013, 9:40 PM by Lisa Cross
  • Birdsong Supports Literacy Group The Suffolk Literacy Council would like to thank the Birdsong Trust for their generous donation and support.  The Suffolk News Herald has an article from the spring going into detail ...
    Posted Jul 12, 2013, 9:19 PM by Lisa Cross
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