Once you learn to read,
you will be forever free.
If you would like to serve children and adults across Monterey County, contact us!
- Over 11,000 (nearly 70%) children in Monterey County, kindergarten – 3rd grade, do NOT read on grade-level.
- Nearly 90,000 adults (nearly 28%) in Monterey County do not have basic literacy skills.
For our struggling children, research shows that most will never catch up with their peers and will struggle their entire academic careers.
View Countywide 3rd Grade Reading and language arts results for grades 2 through 11.
For our adults who lack basic literacy skills, it means a life of struggle; low paying jobs, difficulty obtaining health care, and the inability to help their children with their homework.
View countywide adult literacy chart.