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Contact us today for more information on our tutoring sessions! We hope you are safe & healthy! We’re available if you need us!

Become A Volunteer Today!

Anyone can sign up and assist our community in need.

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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 for the children and adults in our community. There are several volunteer opportunities available at the Palmetto Literacy Council and we are looking to fill those opportunities.

Want to Be A Student?

We want to provide education to a wide range of people in need of learning to read, write, or do math. We’re looking for students ages 6–99 years old who are struggling with reading, writing, and/or math. Free tutoring is available to all.

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Our Trusted Partners

We’re partnered and associated with many local organizations to help support our cause. See what you can do to join us to help those who are struggling.

The Latest News

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Thanks to WFXB News for helping us spread the word

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November 2021 Newsletter

Have a happy Thanksgiving! From the Director’s Corner Dear Friends, November is upon us and with it comes two important …

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October 2021 Newsletter

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September 2021 Newsletter

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Our first Authors in Celebration of Literacy is this October 16th!

We’re hosting Jonathan Haupt, executive director of the Pat Conroy Literacy Center Admission is free, donating is greatly appreciated As …

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August 2021 Newsletter

We’re celebrating our 2nd anniversary From the Director’s Corner Palmetto Literacy Council is celebrating its two-year anniversary. How exciting! We …

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July 2021 Newsletter

Happy Fourth Of July! From the Director’s Corner Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce that we are starting an …

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It’s time to start your bidding!

We hope to see your participation Help us reach out goal Hello Friends, Our online auction has started and bidding …

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Our online auction starts tomorrow!

We hope to see your participation Every little bit helps Hello Friends, Our online auction starts tomorrow! Please visit YourCharityAuction.com/PalmettoLiteracyCouncil …

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The Auction is Almost Here!

We hope to see your participation Every little bit helps Hello All- Our online auction starts Thursday!!! We are very …

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Our June Auction is Happening Soon!

We hope to see your participation Every little bit helps Hello Friends! We have gotten some really great donations so …

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June 2021 Newsletter

Happy Pride Month! From the Director’s Corner Dear Friends, June is National Pride Month. There are also several notable days …

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We are holding an online auction from June 17th – June 20th

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May 2021 Newsletter

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April 2021 Newsletter

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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 to 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.

Tutoring sessions are 2 hours each week. We hope our volunteers who are helping in other ways spend at least 2 hours each week as well. However, we also encourage those that have the time volunteer as a tutor and/or on committees (see volunteer opportunities).

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Get In Touch

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

Newsletter

Check out our annual newsletter for this year’s events and our year end review.

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, staff, 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.
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