an accredited affiliate of ProLiteracy America  

Our Mission Statement

Literacy Suffolk, Inc. effects countywide change by improving individual adult literacy skills
through the valuable use of trained volunteers and by expanding community awareness.

Our Vision Statement

We believe that the ability to read, write, and communicate effectively is critical
to personal freedom and the maintenance of a democratic society.

About Literacy Suffolk, Inc.

What Literacy Suffolk Does

  • Provide free one-to-one and small group literacy tutoring
  • Recruit and refer adult learners and volunteers
  • Train volunteer tutors
  • Train volunteer testers
  • Offer confidential, student-centered instruction
  • Provide ongoing support to tutors and students through:

             - Student Conversation Groups

             - Tutor Support Groups

             - Literacy Materials (books, videos, audio cassettes, computer-assisted instruction)

             - In-service Training Workshops

             - Publications (affiliate newsletter, magazine of student writings)

             - Student Involvement


  • Increase public awareness of literacy through:

             - Outreach (volunteers, students, board, staff)
             - Countywide Partnerships (libraries, government, corporate, academic, community-based organizations)
             - Countywide Initiatives (health literacy, law literacy, workplace literacy, family literacy, “Planting Seeds for Literacy” campaign)