What We Do

Adult Programs

Lend A Hand for Literacy

1 out of every 5 adults in the U.S.A. does not have the basic reading or writing skills to understand the following:

  • Children's homework
  • Job applications
  • Monthly bills
  • Highway signs
  • Food labels

To reverse the number of adults in our community who are finding it difficult to meet the reading, writing or math demands of work, home or society. Through the Lend A Hand For Literacy program at McDowell, tutors work with adult learners on a one-to-one basis. They assist them in meeting personal learning and job related goals by improving their basic skills. All tutoring services and materials are offered free of charge.