Illiteracy is about more than the inability to read. We go beyond teaching just basic reading and writing skills. Involvement in our program is a choice our students make for themselves, illustrating their motivation and dedication to accomplishing their goals.

Whether it is finding employment, or getting a better job; transitioning to job training or to post secondary education; or acquiring the skills that help them function in their community or support their children’s educational success, The Literacy Council of St. Petersburg is here to help students achieve their goals.

Useful Links

Please use the following links to access online resources.

Students are equal partners with their trained volunteer tutor. Students are required to study 3 hours a week with a minimum of 12 hours a month. More study time is encouraged. Tutoring sites are located throughout the south county. Meeting times are based on the student’s schedule.

A gentleman with dyslexia has created a font that helps readers with dyslexia. It’s really fascinating!

Download Center

ProLiteracy Toolkit 2014 – Information regarding adult literacy and tips for promoting it within the community
Essay Stories May 2014 – Shorts stories written by our students.
Essay Stories 2013 – The latest collection of short essays written by our adult students. Click to download a copy.
“In Our Own Words” Student writings and short stories.
Writing Handouts and materials to help prepare students for writing assignments.
Michelle’s Story

Please check back here to access downloadable materials and additional student information.