The Hillsborough Literacy Council (HLC), in conjunction with the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative, provides free literacy and English as a Second Language instruction to adults countywide. Nearly one out of five residents cannot read and write sufficiently and approximately 200,000 residents are non-English speakers. Social and economic doors close to those who do not have the literacy and language skills needed to advance in society. We depend on volunteers to change the lives of residents who struggle to read, write, and speak English.

We currently have around eighty tutors countywide, and it’s not nearly enough! The Hillsborough Literacy Council will be holding an information session on August 8 at the SouthShore Regional Library to inform local residents of what it is like to be a tutor and how to become one. No teaching or foreign language experience needed.

The Literacy Council will also be providing the required new tutor training on August 18 to any residents who volunteer their time, a minimum of one hour a week, in an effort to help ensure that all residents of Hillsborough have a secure footing to a brighter future.

Please join us from 6 – 7 p.m. on August 8 at the SouthShore Regional Library Located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573-4903.