According to a study conducted in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy, 32 million adults (14 percent of the population) in the U.S. cannot read. Within Baxter County, 16 percent of the population is illiterate. The Twin Lakes Literacy Council is working to lower that number, as well as aid those who need help with math, computers and English language skills.
TLLC Executive Director Heather Powell says the council offers a variety of services free of charge.
Powell says the organization is always looking for help, and there are several ways to volunteer.
Powell says she is working to expand the outreach of TLLC.
The Twin Lakes Literacy Council is a non-profit organization of volunteers whose mission is to empower and enrich communities through teaching literacy. Those wishing to learn more or to volunteer can visit the council's website at twinlakesliteracycouncil.org or call 870-425-7323.
This month, Our Community Cares, sponsored by Danny Porter Century 21 LeMac Realty, Advanced Auto Body, Integrity First Bank, Mountain Home Urology and KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot, highlights the work of the Twin Lakes Literacy Council.
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