Reading is for Everyone

We're here to help.

Beginning level reading and math

GED preparation

English as a Second Language

Mission Statement

Project Read's mission is to improve the lives of adults who need educational instruction in basic reading and math, GED studies, and English language learning. When adults increase their literacy skills, they can create positive life changes which ensure a higher standard of living for themselves and their families.

Project Read fulfills its mission by providing a nurturing classroom environment for adult students through one-on-one and group tutoring sessions. Our services are available to Madison County residents and, when there is a need, to the residents of surrounding counties. Anyone 16 years of age and older who is not enrolled in a public school system is eligible for services, and all instruction and materials are provided free of charge.

Enrolling is easy

To enroll in classes, call Executive Director, Brenda Thomas, at 859-623-4905, or email

Coming Soon

Starting in June of 2014, Berea College student, James Isaac Ball, who is the student director of the Hispanic Outreach Project (HOP) will do a summer internship with Project Read. HOP is part of the CELTS program which allows Berea College professors to offer classes that have a service learning component to their students. Project Read has partnered with HOP/CELTS for the past several years to train students who wish to become tutors of English-Second-Language speakers in the Madison County community.

Message for ESL Speakers

Project Read can help you learn to speak English or improve your English-speaking skills. Classes are free and open to adults 16 years of age or older. Books and materials are also free.