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Walworth County Literacy Council
400 County Road H
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Phone: 262-475-9180

The Walworth County Literacy Council was founded on July 1, 2003. The purpose of the council is to help adults in Walworth County achieve their educational goals. This is accomplished by matching a student with a tutor. These pairings meet in their local library once or twice a week. They work on reading, English as a second language, citizenship preparation, and G.E.D. preparation.
The council also started a jail tutoring program in 2008. The inmates are tutored in math, reading and writing..

Meet Lilly Barrett our Executive Director. Lilly was a tutor and found it so enjoyable and rewarding that she decided to work for the council.
Lilly was born in Croatia and came to the U.S. as a child so she knows first hand the difficulties of acclimating to a new culture and language. She is excited to be working with the council in assisting immigrants who are going through some of these challenges as well as helping others grow their literacy skills.
Lilly’s professional background includes: working in program development, social services and substitute teaching.

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