READ Lakeland, Inc. recruits, assesses, matches, tutors, and reassesses motivated adult learners, a cycle that lasts sometimes for years, until they reach their literacy goals and/or transition into a higher level program such as GED preparation, a vocational school, or even Polk State College. We provide the instructional materials used by tutors and students, basic and continuing training for tutors, and personal contact to support students in reaching their educational goals.


  • FREE Assessments
  • FREE One to one volunteer tutoring
  • FREE Basic literacy skills sessions
  • FREE Help learning English as a Second Language

Your Support

We could use your help. If you’d like to give one hour a week to help an adult student with their literacy skills, we will gladly provide ongoing training and resources to help you become a successful tutor. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Diane at (863) 802-1512 or

You can support READ Lakeland, Inc. with tax-deductible contribution and help improve literacy in Lakeland and surrounding areas. READ Lakeland, Inc. is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Agency. You are welcome to participate in our Kiss The Pig for Literacy fund raising event. We also accept checks made out to READ Lakeland, Inc. Please mail checks to the following address: 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL, 33803.

A donation of supplies such as gift cards, spiral notebooks, index cards or copy paper are also welcome. We appreciate any support you can offer; anything for the cause.

Show your support today!

We truly appreciate your contribution to our organization and hope to continue helping those around the county that can benefit from our services.