Programs & Services

Learn To Read offers six programs for adults of all ages and children ages 6-15.

All programs are free of charge except those denoted with an asterisk (*).

Basic Literacy

Adults are instructed on a one-on-one basis helping them to acquire reading, writing, and mathematical skills through positive learning experiences. Our students come from many walks of life with a wide range of goals.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Non-English speaking adults gain the language, reading, and writing skills needed to function in the American culture.

Computer Assisted Learning Lab

Students awaiting a tutor, or students desiring additional study are provided an opportunity for focused and supervised study. Additionally, the program introduces the students to resources available for self-help. The lab aids in developing language and math skills, as well as preparing students for the Alabama GED and the United States Citizenship test.

After School Tutoring Program (ASTP)

The Learn to Read staff along with volunteers, which include some high school Beta Club members, tutor elementary and middle school children who are performing below grade level.

Summer Youth Literacy Program (SYLP)

This program was initiated to fulfill a need expressed by the parents and guardians of children in out After School Tutoring Program. Each student in the program receives up to fourteen hours of one-on-one tutoring complete with educational materials, computer access, and software support at no cost to the student.

Conversational Spanish Classes*

Offered as a community service, Mrs. Maria Taylor was the instructor for the Athens Police Department. Mrs. Taylor is available to instruct business employees in the Spanish language and culture.