We would love to help you learn to speak, read, and write English. If you have trouble completing the application, please feel free to email us.


Estaremos encantados de ayudarte a hablar, leer y escribir en inglés. Si tienes problemas completando la aplicación, por favor escríbenos.

Flavors of Literacy


Saturday, November 4th, 2023

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Manatee River Garden Club

Sample delicious foods from around the World, Pick up a FREE book

and listen to some great live entertainment.

All proceeds from our Flavors of Literacy events support adult literacy in Manatee County.

Our mission of Empowering Manatee County Residents to Independence through Literacy has changed the lives of thousands over our 42-year history.  Help us make illiteracy HISTORY in our community!

Volunteer – Support – Donate.


Manatee Literacy Council empowers Manatee County residents to independence. We envision a Manatee County where every adult is literate. Literacy is the gatekeeper to education, financial stability, health, relationships, and empowerment. It is the foundation of self-sufficiency and success.


Manatee Literacy Council services are provided confidentially and free of charge to Manatee County adults regardless of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, or socioeconomic status. Manatee Literacy Council matches learners with volunteer tutors for one-on-one lessons and group lessons.


When you help adults reach their educational goals, you help their families and our community grow stronger. Adults throughout Manatee County want and need to learn to read and write better, or learn English as a second language. You can help them gain the basic literacy skills they need to succeed as workers, parents, and community citizens.


1 in 5 Manatee County adults cannot read above a fifth-grade level.

Literacy is the gatekeeper to education, financial stability, health, relationships, and empowerment. 

Manatee Literacy Council has served the community since 1978. 


Manatee Literacy Council empowers adults to independence through literacy. Empowerment comes when learners achieve their goals, whether those goals are to be able to read to their child, apply for a loan, or to obtain a new job.