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Read To Succeed’s Adult Literacy Program serves many different learners. Some learners are just beginning to learn to read, while others are more advanced and looking for help enrolling in college or earning their high school equivalency.

Recently a learner named Gregory came in to the Read To Succeed program. A very well-spoken young man, Gregory asked for help passing the HiSET, High School Equivalency Test, so that he could get a better job.

In just two months of math and reading tutoring, Gregory was ready for the test.

“Gregory was so great to work with. He was always on time and prepared. He also was so thankful and kind” saida Read To Succeed tutor.

“I’m thankful for finding the program because all the people were very nice, helpful, and professional” said Gregory.

If you’re interested in tutoring someone like Gregory, come to an upcoming tutor training on July 12 and 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the Lon Nuell Literacy Center in First Baptist Church (200 E. Main St., Murfreesboro). It is two sessions (for a total of four hours) to complete the training. Dinner will be provided both nights. Please RSVP if you plan to attend, or if you have other questions, contact Debbie Mankin, Adult Literacy Coordinator, adultliteracy@readtosucceed.org or (615) 738-7323.

More information may be viewed at www.readtosucceed.org. Please contact Debbie Mankin at (615) 738-7323 or adultliteracy@readtosucceed.org to attend.

Read To Succeed improves lives through reading by establishing literacy partnerships in Rutherford County.


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July 08, 2014 at 8:43pm
It is fantastic that these services are being offered in Murfreesboro. All too often I think that people, who otherwise have the ability to be successful, simply don’t have the resources or opportunities available to them to make it happen. These types of programs help to bridge that gap. It’s particularly disheartening knowing that the problem of adults being illiterate is still an issue in our society. I can only imagine how difficult being illiterate would be in all facets of life. From filling out paperwork at the doctor’s office, to ordering at a restaurant, this problem impacts those with it on a daily basis.

Both of my siblings have volunteered in women’s prisons, helping teach women how to read or to improve their reading ability. They have both stated how impactful they felt their work was. I am certain that these volunteers have the same feeling regarding their work. When these individuals invest their time to helping people read, or helping people further their education, they are investing in making their communities better. This type of work truly has the ability to help change lives. I think that type of effort is absolutely commendable, and I applaud the Read to Succeed Adult Literacy Program for their work so far!
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