Friends of Literacy
Supporting Community Wide Adult Education
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, math and computer classes, as well as one-on-one tutoring.
Tennessee Valley Reads
Tennessee Valley Reads brings education closer to the adults who need it by fostering other organizations, churches, and civic groups as they implement literacy programs for adults at various locations in our community.
Literacy and Math Tutoring
Friends of Literacy offers one-on-one tutoring at our downtown office and at other Knoxville locations. Tutoring sessions are led by volunteers in the One-on-One Program and the Start Now Program. Registration for new students is scheduled monthly. Students who are interested in enrolling should contact the office for the next registration date.
Adult Basic Education
The Adult Basic Education Program at Friends of Literacy provides reading and math classes to adults who read at or below a sixth grade level or who cannot consistently use mathematics to reason and solve basic mathematical problems in real world situations. Adults are grouped with peers based on academic level and work in small learning cohorts facilitated by an instructor.
Intermediate Adult Education
The Learn Now Program provides intermediate reading, math, and computer classes to prepare adults for better job opportunities or for high school equivalency testing. Adults are grouped with peers based on academic level and work in small learning cohorts facilitated by an instructor. Additionally, students are encouraged to use specific computer programs for reinforcement of lessons. During office hours, students may use our computers for this studying.
"The work you do to achieve a goal is as important as the goal itself."
John Moss, Friends of Literacy Graduate