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The Walworth County Literacy Council was begun 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, G.E.D. preparation, driver’s education (written test only), etc..
The council also started a jail tutoring program in 2008. The inmates are tutored in math, reading and writing. The purpose of this program is to help them be more employable upon release.


Meet Lilly Barrett our coordinator. Lilly has been a tutor for about two years and has found it to be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
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, language, etc. 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 with social services, substitute teaching, and career advisor.