Palmetto Literacy Council was recently featured in the news.

This video highlights the mission of the Palmetto Literacy Council but also emphasizes the need for more volunteers.

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We provide free 1:1 tutoring sessions at a library near you. Contact us today, for more information!

Become A Volunteer Today!

There are many ways YOU can help us promote literacy in our community. 

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Collaboration. Honesty & Integrity.

We are a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(3)c, volunteer organization. We provide 2 hours each week, free tutoring for school-age children to adults who struggle with basic reading, writing, and math.

Become A Volunteer

We are a volunteer-based organization. Our volunteers are our family and we appreciate the hard-work and dedication they provide. There are several volunteer opportunities available at the Palmetto Literacy Council. You can make a difference for our children and our community!

Want to Be A Student?

We provide 1:1 tutoring to a wide range of students who need help with learning to read, write, or do math. If you or your child (age 6 and above) are struggling with reading, writing, and/or math; free tutoring is available!

Kinsley Roche and JoAnne Murray Tutor

Our Trusted Partners

We’re partnered and associated with many local organizations. We appreciate their support and hope that you will appreciate them as well. In addition, we welcome you to  join us to help those who are struggling.

The Latest News

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Frequently Asked Questions

Palmetto Literacy Council is in Horry County because there is a need. We are here to help school-age children and adults learn how to read, write, and do basic math to function and/or earn a GED, high school diploma, or succeed in school.

The simple answer is no, they do not qualify for tutoring. Palmetto Literacy Council is here to help those school-age children to adults who struggle to learn basic reading, writing, and math skills. We suggest advanced students seek assistance from their instructors or a tutoring program designed for advanced learning.

Tutors are asked to commit 2 hours each week for tutoring sessions. We hope our non-tutor volunteers (those who are helping in other ways) spend about 2 hours each week as well. However, if you can’t make that time commitment, we can still use your help at our events!  (see volunteer opportunities).

teacher teaching a class of students

Get In Touch

We’d love to help answer any questions you might have. See our contact page.


Check out our monthly newsletter for upcoming events and news.

You too can help our community

Palmetto Literacy Council takes pride in its efforts to help those in need of learning to read, write, or perform math. Together, with our volunteers and supporters, we can continue making a difference. By making a donation, your support directly helps fund our cause and contributes to our community.

Read Why It Matters

We here at Palmetto Literacy Council have put together a visual guide on how important it is for our growing students and under-educated citizens to learn to read at a standardized level. Illiteracy not only hurts us individually, but as a whole. Together, we can make a difference

The importance of literacy According to the SC State library 63% of all 3rd graders cannot read at grade level South Carolina has the 13thi highest rate of functional illiteracy in the United States Estimated that in 2017 45% of children in SC who were under the age of 6 read less than 4 days a week Nearly half of all Americans have difficulty understanding health information, causing an inability to make proper health care decisions Low literacy rates cost the US over 200 billion dollars each year Approximately 1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning to read In 2017, it was estimate that 2/3 of students who are unable to read with proficiency by the end of the 4th grade will end up on welfare or in jail Horry County school 2019 Report Card: HCS has been steadily improving reading skills over the past few years based on the SC State assessment. 50% of all students do not read at the grade level.
Palmetto Literacy Inforgraphic on the importance of literacy
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