English as a Second Language (ESL)

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

​Changing Lives...

One Mind at a Time

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

Senior Book Exchange

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

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

The mission of The Literacy Council is to enrich lives and expand the knowledge of children, adults and families through diverse educational programs that advance literacy in its many forms and to promote lifelong learning, which results in an informed and empowered community.
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.
Books are sent monthly to children from birth to their fifth birthday, all free of cost to families.

After School Enrichment

On My Way to Kindergarten is a collection of hands-on resources for children (ages 3-5) and their family/caregivers to help get ready for kindergarten. This suite of resources was developed with input from kindergarten teachers across the country.

On My Way to Kindergarten/En Camino al Kinder includes a 36-page bilingual (Spanish-English) activity book and an online collection of free songs, games, crafts, and stories in both Spanish and English.

Learn more about the Molina Foundation by clicking below!

Early Learners

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

In-School Tutoring

Individual Tutoring

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

High School Equivalency Diploma (GED)

Courses are offered to help students pass their GED test and to better prepare them for the workforce. 
Students from 4 to 12 grade meet Monday through Friday for assistance with homework, papers, research, and overall comprehension of student curriculum

Adult Literacy

English as a Second Language (ESL)

 Homework Helpers

For more information on any of our programs, contact our Senior Program Manager.

Anna Norton

(828) 526 - 0863


​Would you like to sign yourself or your child up for one of our programs? Click Below to get a copy of our student application form. When you have completed the form, email it to Anna Norton at anorton@maconncliteracy or bring it by our office at

675 S. 5th St 

Highlands, NC 28741

 Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

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

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