Welcome to READ Lakeland

READ Lakeland is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community. Our more than 100 volunteers have allowed us to offer FREE services to those who want to better their skills. Whether it’s reading, writing or math, our tutors are trained accordingly to provide one-on-one or small group instruction. We are here to help, contact us today!


Our annual fund raising campaign to increase literacy awareness was another success. Stay tuned for 2017 event details to make sure you participate to help determine the winner by voting. In the meantime, check out the link below for event pictures.


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A Better Life

Olivia is 26 year old Hispanic student with an ESE high school diploma who works for the Polk County School Board as a custodian in Medulla Elementary School. She has good conversational English skills and also… READ MORE

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Determined To Improve

When Tyrone, 33 years old, called READ Lakeland, he was discouraged, unable to provide for his family of two young daughters, and embarrassed about his 3rd grade level reading skills. We provided him with a tutor who… READ MORE

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Tatiana, an ESL student with READ Lakeland, Inc. was recently honored by the Florida Literacy Coalition (FLC) for an essay she wrote for the FLC’s annual essay contest. The essay, “My Two Countries”, was published… READ MORE

READ Lakeland is funded in part by grants from the following

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