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We believe the ability to read, write and communicate in English is critical to personal freedom.

LVA began in 1984 under the auspices of Friends of the Library. Since then, we have helped over 4,500 students obtain personal goals through increased literacy skills. We offer free confidential one-to-one and small group literacy training by a trained LVA volunteer to Monroe County residents who desire to improve reading, writing and English communication skills.

Located in The Florida Keys, LVA has three sites covering Upper, Middle and Lower Keys headquartered in Key Largo, Marathon and Key West. There are LVA tutors and students everywhere in between, in Islamorada, Big Pine, Cudjoe and more. Last year 114 volunteer tutors assisted 326 students countywide, helping them achieve personal goals through increased literacy skills.



Our Core Programs are Basic READ and English as a Second Language (ESL). Our new, NOAA supported Ocean Literacy Program helps ESL students improve English and learn about the ocean simultaneously.



If you can read and write and can spare two hours a week, you can be a tutor! Training is free of charge. Please contact us. Thanks for reading.


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