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Manatee Literacy Council


I know.
It's hard to believe that:

*over 36 million adults in the U.S. can't read, write, or do basic math over a 3rd-grade level.
*low literacy costs the U.S. over $225 billion in non-productivity in the workforce, crime, and loss of tax revenue.
*kids with low literate parents have a 72% chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves - putting them at greater risk for poor grades and higher drop-out rates.
*43% of adults with the lowest levels live in poverty.
*75% of state prison inmates did not complete high school.
*one in every five residents of Manatee county is considered to be low literate.
That's bad news.

Here's the Good News!

We are looking for some great folks to help us improve adult literacy skills in Manatee County by providing FREE literacy classes.

When you help adults reach their educational goals, you help their families-and our community-grow stronger. Adults throughout Manatee County want and need to learn to read and write better or learn English as a second language. You can help them gain the basic literacy skills they need to succeed as workers, parents, and community citizens.

*You don't need to speak another language.
*We will train you and support you throughout the process.
*We are currently doing virtual classes so you can teach out of the comfort of your own home!

For more information or to apply - please check out our website or email us!

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About Manatee Literacy Council


3501 Cortez Rd. W., Suite # 6, Bradenton, FL 34210, US

Mission Statement

To provide adult basic education and ESOL training to all members of our community over the age of 18 years. We offer free, one-on-one and group instruction programs while encouraging and assisting our students to become successful and contributing members of our community


The position requires all volunteers to participate in tutor training sessions for both ABE and ESOL. They are then assigned a student with whom they will work for two sessions per week, each one to run approximately one and a half hours.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


3501 Cortez Road WSuite 6BradentonBradenton, FL 34210


  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Classes are usually 1 to 1.5 hours long. You'll also want to set aside some time to prepare for your class.

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