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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

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

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.

Adult volunteer tutoring children

Our Trusted

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.

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).

teacher teaching a class of students

Get In Touch

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


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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.
Palmetto Literacy Inforgraphic on the importance of literacy
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