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Our Mission

The mission of Friends of Literacy is to improve adult literacy and education in East Tennessee. We want all adults to have the education they need to navigate our complex world.

Learn More

Small monthly gifts make a big difference for Friends of Literacy and our students! Click here to set up your recurring monthly contribution.


"The work you do to achieve a goal is as important as the goal itself."

John Moss, Friends of Literacy Graduate



Get Involved

Friends of Literacy offers rewarding opportunities for volunteers to tutor adults in reading, language arts, or math.  If you are interested in becoming a Friends of Literacy tutor, please click here.

If your organization, church, or civic group is interested in hosting a beginning readers program for adults in your community, please contact us.

Sign up for a Program

If you or someone you know would like more information or to enroll in one of our adult education programs, please contact us at 865-549-7007, or email us at

Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers work one-on-one or in small groups to tutor adults in basic reading, English, language arts, and math lessons at various locations around our community.

Support Friends of Literacy

Helping Friends of Literacy is easier than ever.  You can make a one-time or recurring donate online and also support us when you shop at Kroger or AmazonSmile. Click below to find out more.

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