Making Literacy Moves
To Change Lives Through Literacy Services In Our Community.
To provide a range of literacy services and training that enables children, adults, and families the opportunity to achieve success.
Case For Support
Working to increase literacy skills in Lucas, Wood, Definance, Henry, and Fulton Counties. It is estimated that more than 39,000 adults are reading at or below the 4th grade level. Our programs and services are designed to assist adults, children and families to gain the skills they need to have literacy success. Your investment in our program allows Read for Literacy the opportunity to bring essential services to those in need.
Read for Literacy was founded in 1986 through the merger of tutoring programs operating as the Toledo Area Literacy Council and the Junior League’s Project: READ. For the past 34 years, Read for Literacy’s volunteers have provided basic literacy tutoring and English Language Learning to adults in our community.
In 2008, we launched our first program with children, Creating Young Readers. Our trained volunteers read with children, ages 3-9, using the Dialogic Reading model to increase early literacy skills such as rhyming, alliteration and vocabulary expansion. Read for Literacy also works to build at home libraries for these students by sending home several books throughout the year.