Manatee Reads!

Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutoring

Until everyone in Manatee County can read this, we need your help!


Thank you for supporting Manatee Reads! during in the 2016 Giving Partner Challenge!

Donations will be used to empower Manatee County adults to independence through literacy.

Learn about how Manatee Reads! and Manatee Habitat for Humanity are Building a Foundation Together.


Who we are

Welcome to Manatee Reads! We are a volunteer-based nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the level of functional literacy of adults in Manatee County by teaching English native speakers to read and write better and speakers of other languages to read, write and communicate in English.

Services are provided confidentially and free of charge to Manatee County adults regardless of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, or socio-economic status. Read more...

Adult learners’ successes (during the past quarter)

  • Maria L. earned her GED and enrolled in online class for BA Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Tony J., Maria C. and Beatriz A. each found a new job
  • H. S. L. increased confidence in social situations and at doctor’s appointments
  • Sandra N. enrolled in four-year university
  • Carmen P. and Rosario V. earned U. S. citizenship
  • Cristina N. was promoted from data entry to early childhood education at her job
  • Carmen B. received a promotion on her job


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Student Success Stories

Read about some of our students and how their lives have been changed through the gift of literacy. Click here for Student Success Stories.


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