Students from 4 to 12 grade meet Monday through Friday for assistance  with homework, papers, research, and overall comprehension of student curriculum.

High-School equivalency Diploma (Ged)

Courses are offered to help students pass their GED test and to better prepare them for the workforce. 

English as a Second language (ESL)

Classes are designed for both children and adults from numerous native languaes to teach reading and writing proficiency in the English language.  Classes are conveniently held after regular work hours and include a free dinner and child care.

Adult literacy

One-on-one tutoring is available for adults who want to build and/or strengthen their literacy levels.

After School Enrichment

Children from grades K - 3 meet Monday through Friday throughout the school year for homework assistance and engaging educational activities.  These activities are available in part by partnerships with other nonprofits, including art projects with The Bascom, science projects with Highlands/Cashiers Land Trust and Highlands Nature Center, and yoga with Yoga of Highlands.

Individual tutoring

One-on-one tutoring is offered twice a week for K-12 students in any subject.


The Literacy Council provides large-print books to senior care facilities in Macon County.  Books are devivered to the facilities and are exchanged with new books on a regular basis.


Literacy Council volunteers work with Macon County child care organizations to provide early literacy programs for our littest learners. 

In-School Tutoring

Literacy volunteers work in 5 Macon County Schools to bolster students' reading skills.

Special Thanks to these organizations that help make our programs possible and free to all participants

The Literacy Council

Serving Macon and Jackson Counties

Dolly parton imagination library

Books are sent monthly to children from birth to their fifth birthday, all free of cost to families.