Breakfast for Literacy to feature school superintendent


Brentwood Home Page news reports

On Tuesday, Aug. 26, the Literacy Council of Williamson County will host an informational breakfast about the organization, the services it provides and its impact on the community.

On Tuesday, Aug. 26, the Literacy Council of Williamson County will host an informational breakfast about the organization, the services it provides and its impact on the community.

Williamson County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney will speak about his own experience earning a graduate equivalency degree and parlaying it into a successful career in education.

According to the latest census data, more than 10,000 adults in Williamson County lack a high school education. Almost one in three adult Tennesseans living in poverty have not achieved a high school diploma or equivalency.

The Literacy Council of Williamson County assisted over 500 individuals last year through its many outreach programs, including small group math and language training; one-on-one tutoring in math, language, English as a second language and high school equivalency; onsite education at the county jail; English as a second language conversation classes; book clubs at independent and assisted living facilities; and a high school equivalency graduation ceremony.

Tuesday’s event will be held from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Marriott Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs Blvd. in Franklin. The event is free and open to the public.

Guests should RSVP by Aug. 20 to jenny@literacycouncilwc.org.

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