My first full program year as the Executive Director of Blue Ridge Literacy Council came to a close on June 30, 2017. It was an awe inspiring year to say the least. I continue to be amazed at the length and dedication of service given by our volunteers, tutors, and board members. Our students' endurance and courage have been inspirational.

This small non-profit makes a big impact in our community, and I am grateful for your involvement with us. This is a great place to be because of the people!

We have a lot to look forward to in this new program year, including a new website, multi-generational programming, and overall program growth. We hope this new quarterly newsletter will help to keep you, our stakeholder, and the community at-large informed.