Literacy for Life

Our Literacy for Life program helps adults learn to read. It is designed for nonreaders and beginning readers. Most participants in the program have learning goals tied to improving the quality of their lives rather than specific career goals. Our structured approach focuses on phonics, phonemic awareness, and using multi-sensory tools during learning. Participants work one-on-one with volunteer tutors, many of whom are retired teachers or have a background in special education. 

It is never too late to improve an individual's literacy level. Trident Literacy works with adults of all ages at any reading level to set achievable goals and provide instruction from our talented team of educators and volunteers.

There is no set enrollment period. Interested participants should contact our Adult Basic Education Director to schedule an interview and assessment. Our team will create a plan and match the participant with a volunteer tutor for one-on-one learning.

Interested volunteers with experience in education, special education, or therapy are encouraged to contact us through our volunteer portal. You're a vital part of the success of the program.

Literacy for Life is one of our most expensive but underfunded programs. We encourage you to consider a gift to support this vital program for our community's most vulnerable citizens.