One in five Duval County residents read at or below the sixth grade level.
Reading is something most of us take for granted. Whether it is glancing at a restaurant menu, reading the newspaper, reviewing a PTA newsletter, deciphering doctor’s orders, following a recipe, or applying for a job, literacy is a critical life skill. It may surprise you that so many people in Jacksonville cannot read, but it is an unfortunate reality. That is why Learn to Read is here; to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families through literacy education. This important work would not be possible without the support of the community, volunteers, and donors.