Mike Looney

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. This event is open to the public, free, and RSVP’s are required.

The Breakfast for Literacy will be held 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 26 at the Marriott Cool Springs, 700 Cool Springs Boulevard in Franklin. Guests should RSVP by August 20 to jenny@literacycouncilwc.org.

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; on-site 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. For more information, check out www.breakfastforliteracy.org.