Mercer Island Rotary Club

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Literacy Projects

Working together to improve literacy worldwide

For most of us, reading and writing are as natural as breathing. But nearly 800 million adults worldwide lack the literacy skills needed to complete a job application, understand a child’s report card, or read a prescription.

Rotary knows that literacy is an essential ingredient for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace. Since 2002, Rotarians have provided resources and skills to advance literacy in communities worldwide by

  • Providing books and educational materials
  • Building and supporting schools
  • Mentoring students
  • Training teachers
  • Establishing literacy programs for children and adults

Whether through volunteering your time and expertise, providing financial support, or building awareness, you can empower people and communities through literacy.

Books for the World

Imagine trying to teach without any books for yourself o..


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Reading Tutors

Each week, volunteers from the Mercer Island Rotary Clu..