Lumpkin County Literacy Coalition is a group of concerned citizens who believe that our community succeeds when all of us invest in literacy as an action.
We believe that all citizens deserve a chance to learn to read, write, speak, and do simple computations.
We believe that breaking the inter-generational cycle of illiteracy will significantly reduce the social ills of poverty, welfare dependency, dead-end jobs, family violence, unemployment, homelessness, teenage pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse and high school dropouts.
Our roots go back to 1974 when the Pioneer Cooperative Education Service Agency hired a part time instructor. Lumpkin Literacy volunteers come from all walks of life and educational backgrounds. We are passionate about reading education for both children and adults.
We are a non-profit 501c (3) corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors responsible for policy guidance, projects and programs, and fundraising.
Our mission is to increase adult and childhood literacy in Lumpkin County.
Our non-profit and volunteers work to:
Help adults learn to read or improve their reading skills
Instill the joy of reading in young children by providing Lumpkin children - from birth to 5 years old - age appropriate books each month
Provide GED scholarships
Give all Lumpkin third graders their own dictionary
Provide all Lumpkin sixth graders with their own thesaurus
Serve as the reading, literacy and adult education champions in Lumpkin