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Literacy Services of Indian River County, Inc. is a non-profit (501(c)(3) organization designed to improve the literacy skills of residents in our county. Literacy Services was formed in 1971 and is a proud United Way agency partner. More than 20% of our students are senior citizens.  Our volunteer tutors provide free, confidential, and one-to-one tutoring to individuals age 16 and over or in group tutoring settings at the request of local employers or individuals. We also provide family literacy tutoring for families if requested by the family. We are supported solely by individuals, businesses, foundations and the United Way. We receive no government funding.

It is estimated that 1 in 5 adults in Indian River County struggle:

  • Completing a job application;
  • Reading to their children or helping them with schoolwork; or
  • Reading a newspaper
     
     
     
     
 

Through a network of community volunteers, we serve:

  • Adults and high school students with poor literacy skills (over 10% are senior citizens).
  • English as a Second Language (ESOL) students who need help improving English skills.
  • Families to encourage literacy within the family.
           

Our primary focus is on adults because a recent study confirmed that despite the fact few organizations support adult literacy the most important indicator of a child’s academic success is the literacy skills of the child’s caregiver. The process of learning to read does not begin at birth but before birth in the skills, language, vocabulary, and knowledge of the child’s parent. To effectively address the literacy crisis in our school systems and our country the literacy skills of the parent/caregiver must be improved.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Literacy Services of Indian River County, Inc.
1600 21st St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 (in Vero library)
772-778-2223     literacy_verobeach@hotmail.com 

Tutor Training Center:  795 12th Ave. SW (off Oslo in Vero)

We are registered with the Fla. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE [(800) 435-7352] WITHIN THE STATE OR VISIT THE WEBSITE AT WWW.800HELPFLA.COM REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.