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READ Polk, Inc.

Building Better Lives Through Adult Literacy

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is dedicated to providing awareness and support to four literacy councils in Polk County which provide relevant literacy instruction that improves the capacity of adults to negotiate their daily lives as parents, consumers, employees, and citizens.

Mission Statement


Building Better Lives Through Adult Literacy


Purpose Statements


Our purpose is:

  • To help adults develop the ability to read, write, and speak English proficiently.
  • To help the public understand the economic and social impact of adult illiteracy.
  • To increase community awareness and visibility of adult literacy resources.
  • To develop community involvement and business support.
  • To coordinate the recruitment, training, and retention of tutors and the recruitment and

                 retention of learners.

  • To develop financial resources to meet adult literacy needs.


READ Polk, Inc.
PO Box 2595
Bartow, FL  33831