“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

- Nelson Mandela

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The East Texas Literacy Council served 563 adult students last year with 19,749 hours of instruction!

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Bee for Literacy

The ETLC’s annual fundraiser, the BEE for Literacy!, is held on the second Wednesday of June each year. Three person teams from the area businesses and civic groups compete against each other to raise funds to support the work of the Council. Tickets are sold at the Council Office, Barron’s, and Texas Bank and Trust branches in Longview.

Scrabble with Friends

Grab some friends and join us for a light supper and fun Scrabble games. You’ll compete as a team (8 per team) against other teams to amass the most word points in three short rounds. Play to win or just for the fun of it.

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“I am glad that you have this kind of program to help us. All the teachers I have known have a lot of patience for me and my classmates, and always help encourage us to achieve our goals. I want to say ‘Thank You’ for all the lessons you taught me and I thank God for all the volunteers and teachers that have patience and gave us confidence. Thank you for everything. I am so grateful. God bless you.”

- 2018 ESL Student
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Adult education is in critical need for services. At the present levels of public funding, less than 10 percent of adults in need are receiving services in the state of Texas. Your support helps provide opportunities for adults in Gregg County to develop basic literacy skills to function successfully in our community.

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