The Carteret Literacy Council (CLC) is a non-profit (501) C (3) organization founded in 1984. Our mission is to reduce illiteracy in Carteret County by improving the reading, writing and arithmetic skills of young people and adults through the efforts of CLC trained tutors and other volunteers.

Free One-On-One Tutoring

We provide FREE private tutoring in reading and math to any adult resident in Carteret County. Our only requirement is that "you have to want our help."

This video "Life Without Literacy: A Daily Challenge" demonstrates the obstacles our students face each day trying to perform everyday tasks.

Do you find yourself having problems like she does? If YES call 252-808-2020 for a private appointment

We also have monthly Student Orientations the third Tuesday of every month from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM.

Annual Adult Literacy Spelling Bee

We host our Spelling Bee each year in October. If you love to spell or if you simply love to watch others have fun trying to spell difficult words, this event is perfect for you. Click here to read about our completed 2014 Bee.

Headstart Story Telling

Lucille Loomis  

We maintain a lending library, and volunteer storytellers read to the children once a week.


We will come to your location and do a presentation on literacy, at no cost to you. If your club, church, non-profit, business, or group wants to know more about the importance of literacy, please contact us by calling 252-808-2020 or email.

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