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Blue Ridge Literacy Council (BRLC)Blue Ridge Literacy Council (BRLC)
The mission of Blue Ridge Literacy Council is to provide adults in Henderson County the English communication and literacy skills they need to reach their full potential as individuals, parents, workers, and citizens. Read more
The mission of Blue Ridge Literacy Council is to provide adults in Henderson County the English communication and literacy skills they need to reach their full potential as individuals, parents, workers, and citizens.
BRLC trains, supports, and coordinates volunteer tutors to provide free one-on-one or small group tutoring for adult learners.
Volunteering as an adult literacy tutor with the Blue Ridge Literacy Council really shows you how much impact you can have on the life of an adult struggling with speaking and writing English. Even though I didn't have much experience teaching, I was expertly prepared by a team of compassionate and patient fellow tutors. My student is trying to get American citizenship, but others need help passing the GED, being able to help their children with homework, or learning to read the Bible. This small group of dedicated professionals and network of volunteers is making a huge difference in the lives of literacy-challenged adults in Henderson County.