The Literacy Council of Montgomery County: Building Skills for Life
April 15, 2016
by Katie Stewart
The Literacy Council of Montgomery County (LCMC) transforms the lives of approximately 1,600 adults each year by providing educational programs that teach adults to read, write, and speak English in a multicultural community where English proficiency is a tool for success. It is our mission to enable adults to transform their lives and enrich our community through English literacy.
The most rewarding part of our work is hearing positive stories from our students. One student, Clint Jones, was nervous to admit that he couldn’t read or write, but he overcame his fear. Here’s what he wrote about his experience with LCMC:
“Hi my name is Clint and I have been working with the literacy council for about two years now. I remember the first day walking to the literacy council my anxiety level was off the charts. I was the first time that I was going to face my worst fears. The fact that I could not read and write and having to tell a complete stranger. I got to meet one of the counselors named Susan and she put my mind to ease. We had a chat and talked about my levels of reading and writing. I left that day a happier person. These days I still work with the literacy council. I now have a love for reading and writing. It may take me two weeks to get through a small novel and I keep a dictionary handy but let me tell you it would not have happened without all of the strong women in my life. I would like to mention them Susan, Anne and my wife Darcie. Without their help I’m not sure where I would be now.”
We are so proud of Clint and all of our students who take the initiative to read, write, and speak English.