This Season Give the Gift of Literacy

Dear Friends,

The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County has been changing lives through literacy since 1987 with the support of volunteer tutors and GED instructors who give of their time and resources to help our neighbors.  So far in 2017, GED instructors Helen, Kathe and Laura have helped 8 students complete their GED certification.  We are proud to celebrate our GED graduate’s accomplishments and wish them success on their future endeavors!

On any day, at the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County’s Sugar Land Learning Center, you will find classrooms filled with women and men, working together to learn to speak English, obtain their GED, prepare for the US Citizenship Examination, improve their Basic Literacy or Basic Computer Literacy or work to obtain job certifications. 

Each year, our volunteer tutors give more than 13,000 volunteer hours.  If calculated based on the current private tutor rate of $25 per hour, that’s more than $325,000 of time invested in helping our fellow neighbors.  

We invite you to be a part of our efforts with the Gift of Literacy.  It costs the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County an average of $380 per student to provide programming and supplies for an entire year.  That’s less than $2 a day.  Your gift would go a long way in changing the life of an adult who wants to be a better parent and community member.  Be a part of continuing the work to Change Lives through literacy!

Your Gift of Literacy will help change the lives of more than 1,300 neighbors who come to the Literacy Council for classes at either the Sugar Land Learning Center or at one of our outreach partner locations around the county.  Your financial support means we can provide adult literacy programs to those who need them at minimal cost.

Will you to help us spread the word, to shine the light on the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County?

1. Share a link to our website on Facebook or via email, asking your friends to read, learn, and join you in supporting the cause.

2. Send a donation today, either online at or by mail to 12530 Emily Court, Sugar Land, TX 77478.

Your help means a great deal to us, and to those that we serve. Thank you for being part of our mission of changing lives through literacy.

Changing lives every day,

Kelli B. Metzenthin
Executive Director