Listing Last Update: September 16, 2020
- To read and write better
- To find a family literacy program
- To help my child learn
- To study for my high school equivalency exam
- To learn English
- To improve my technology skills
- Family literacy program
- Instruction in Spanish
You may use the contact information above to reach out to the program
or call 1-877-389-6874 for more help.
In partnership with the City of Muskegon Heights, Read Muskegon will open our Family Literacy Center at 26 East Broadway in the spring of 2017. The center will act as a countywide hub for literacy with a focus on providing programming for low-literacy adults and
their 0-5 year olds.
Our Family Literacy Center allows
us to offer programming in a location that is accessible to the community with the most critical need. The menu of
services will include: 1) 1-1 tutoring ; 2) Small group classes focused on improving functional literacy, job readiness and instruction for parents on how to engage in early literacy development with their children; 3) Literacy based
Play & Learn groups; 4) Literacy based ABC's of Cooking, a six week parent/child healthy cooking workshop; 5) Community-based Family Literacy activities and book distribution at the Height's Farmer's Market, family movie nights, and other community events; 6) Drop-in Literacy Lab tutoring ; 7)
Family Reading Corner open 5 days a week ; 8) English as a Second Language small group class focused on job readiness and developing early literacy in children.
Established in 2005, the mission of Read Muskegon is to increase the quality of life in Muskegon County through improved literacy.
One in six adults in the United States is functionally illiterate, reading at or below the 4th grade level. In Muskegon County, that translates to more than 21,000 adults. The adverse effects of illiteracy are felt in our economic, education, criminal justice, and healthcare systems. Read Muskegon is breaking the generational cycle of illiteracy by providing customized programs that meet the unique needs of our learners and building community partnerships to maximize our impact.
Student and Volunteer Success Stories
"In Read Muskegon, I learned lots of different things. I learned how to trust someone, to believe in her, and to hope for a better tomorrow. I learned how to read better, how to spell new words and understand the meaning of them." ~ Read Muskegon Learner