FRIENDS OF LITERACY
Educating Adults in the Tennessee Valley
Friends of Literacy's goal is to enable our students to achieve their full potential and become better citizens. We offer basic and intermediate reading, language arts, and math classes, as well as one-on-one tutoring.
The Beginning Readers program at Friends of Literacy launches adults on the path to reading. Open to anyone who can verbally communicate in English, regardless of their native language.
The HiSET Prep Program at Friends of Literacy helps prepare adults for their high school equivalency exam. These classes are taught in small groups and offer individualized lessons.
Friends of Literacy offers one-on-one tutoring at our North Broadway office and other area locations. Tutoring sessions are led by volunteers in the One-on-One and Start Now programs.
The Adult Basic Education Program at Friends of Literacy provides language arts and math instruction for students at an elementary level. Adults are grouped with peers based on academic level and work in small learning cohorts facilitated by an instructor.
Tennessee Valley Reads, an extension of Beginning Readers, brings education closer to adults who need it by training and supporting other organizations, churches, and civic groups as they implement reading programs for adults at various locations in our community.
John Moss, Friends of Literacy Graduate
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The One-on-One program offers adults basic reading, language arts, and math lessons taught by volunteers in an individualized setting at various locations around our community.
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.
Teresa Brittain, Executive Director
Jennifer Riley, Program Director
Madison Bankston, Special Events Director
Denise Hoffman, Instructor
Sharon Kocuba, Instructor
Angela Long, Office Mgr/Program Asst
Shirley Burchfield, Office Asst through SCSEP
Rosemary Stewart, Contract Financial Consultant/Bookkeeper
Jamie Davis, President
Beth Miller, President Elect
Elle Benson, Vice President/Secretary
Mary Lucal, Treasurer
John Temple, Jr.