One in eight Nashville adults can not read. Tasks like writing a check and helping a child with homework are challenging. Filling out a job application and reading work-related material is impossible these adults. Our Literacy Program helps these people meet educational and life goals in a one-on-one tutoring environment.
How the Literacy Program Works
Interested learners must attend an orientation that they have scheduled on their own. Orientation will take one hour, after which learners schedule an assessment. The assessment measures literacy skills used in everyday situations. Testing includes phonemic awareness and life coping skills, such as using calendars, reading the want ads, and choosing food items from a menu. We determine reading and comprehension levels, which allows us to better serve learners based on their individual needs. After the assessment, each learner is assigned a service that best fits their schedule and location preference. All services are provided free of charge.
Our Literacy Program serves Davidson County residents aged 18 and over who read and comprehend below a sixth-grade level. If you or someone you know needs help, email email@example.com or call the office at 615-298-8060 for more information.