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Adult Literacy

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Literacy is more than you may think!

“Literacy is a human right, a tool of personal empowerment and a means for social and human development. Educational opportunities depend on literacy. Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all and essential for eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality, curbing population growth, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace, and democracy.”

—From “Why Is Literacy Important?” UNESCO, 2010


According to 2016 U.S. Census Bureau data, 17% of Midland County adults lack a high school diploma or equivalent. An additional 11% have limited English proficiency. These two figures combined indicate that one in four Midland adults (approximately 30,000 people) may need our help!


MN2R knows that the real impact of our program is seen in the everyday interactions of our students, as much as in their more obvious achievements. When we help adults develop their literacy skills, we equip parents to advocate for their children; we build resumes; we give dignity to those who have lost hope. Our impact ripples throughout the community as our students’ lives intersect with others, and they work within their own families to end the generational cycle of limited literacy. For this reason, our goal is to provide quality tutoring services to every adult in our community who wants and needs them.


To learn more about the literacy services we provide, please visit Our Services page.