Our mission is to support the literacy goals of adults and families living in Southwest Minnesota through personalized quality tutoring, community partnerships, and advocacy.

We welcome questions from potential learners and volunteers. Please email us at literacy.swmn@gmail.com or call at 507-401-7337 for more information.

NAVIGATING OUR SITE: If you’re looking for a tutor, click  For Learners. If you are interested in tutor training, click  For Tutors.  If you’d like to know more about other volunteer opportunities, click  Volunteering.

We work with adult learners who are at least 17 years old and no longer in high school.  We offer tutoring in reading, writing, speaking, listening,  math, computer use, GED (high school equivalency) preparation, or English for non-native speakers.  For more information, please click  For Learners.

We also offer an after-school program, STEAM-ED, on Mondays and Wednesdays at Marshall Middle School in Marshall, Minnesota.  Students in grades 5-8 are recommended for participation in this Monday-Wednesday program by teachers.

We are piloting a family literacy program this spring with Early Childhood and Family Education. This program provides early childhood and parent activities along with English language instruction for family members of all ages. Currently our program works with members of the Karen Community.

Tutors  receive professional training and continuing education.  Anyone 18 or older who can read, write, and speak English well can be trained as a literacy tutor. Tutors do not need to be professional teachers or have a college degree.  Potential tutors complete a registration form and are required to participate in an interview.  For more information, please click  For Tutors.

Our website is currently being updated.  Thanks for your patience.

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