Lee County Literacy Coalition
The Lee County Literacy Coalition (LCLC) offers tutors for reading, writing, math, computer, and GED preparation to individuals in the Lee County area. Financial, health, computer and family literacy workshops and programming are also offered. You can call them at (334) 705-0001 or visit their website at https://www.leecountyliteracy.org/
Get Ready to Read!
Get Ready to Read! is designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten. Intended for use with all children, the resources and information provided on this site promote skill-building, communication between adults, and ways to address concerns. Visit their website at http://www.getreadytoread.org/
Guys Read is a web-based literacy program for boys founded by author Jon Scieszka in 2001. Its mission is "to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers" by bringing attention to the issue, promoting the expansion of what is called "reading" to include materials like comic books, and encouraging grown men to be literacy role models. Visit their website at http://www.guysread.com/
Reading Rockets is a national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Visit their website at https://www.readingrockets.org/
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Numerous studies estimate that as many as one in five children have difficulties learning to read. Reading has been associated as an early indicator of academic success. Public formal education does not typically start until ages 5-6. Before then, parents and caregivers are the first education providers during the 0-5 early critical years. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is a simple (read a book, any book to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 before kindergarten) and very manageable endeavor. Get book logs and other support at https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/resources/