For over 30 years, Indy Reads has promoted literacy to families and adults in Central Indiana. We believe that literacy is the foundation for success. High literacy levels give access to better educational, career, and developmental opportunities, but statistics show that 1 in 6 Hoosier adults currently read at or below a fifth-grade level. Through our interactive Community Classroom model, we offer programs for adult learners to increase literacy, job readiness skills, and English language proficiency. Our vision to Make Indianapolis 100% Literate will give everyone the necessary skills for a greater quality of life. For more information about Indy Reads, call (317) 275-4040 or fill out this online form

Many of our students have learning disabilities and processing challenges related to reading, which means that traditional tutoring is not enough to help these students continue their education or reach their goals. Indy Reads instructors, tutors and AmeriCorps service members are trained in sensory-cognitive processes that prove effective for students with learning difficulties. These instructional techniques develop the skills needed for reading fluency, which students may not have received in traditional classrooms. In our Literacy/Pre-HSE Community Classrooms, students work with trained tutors in small group or 1-1 settings to receive reading, writing and math remediation to prepare them to advance to a HSE diploma Community Classroom or begin the process of earning a job or promotion. Our Student Navigator can also connect students to certification programs or college education programs.

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