EmployED transforms lives through improved literacy and English language acquisition by providing individuals with the skills needed to be independent adults and/or acquire self-sustaining employment. Each student is provided free tutoring by a compassionate volunteer in a one-on-one or small group environment.

Students' goals could include, but are not limited to:

  • obtaining employment, a raise, or promotion
  • pursuing post-secondary education
  • earning professional certifications
  • gaining independent living
  • receiving a High School Equivalency Certificate

The following technology tools and programs are available through Blue Ridge Literacy Council:

  • Laptops and desktop computers are available in our office and study rooms
  • Laptop available for tutors/students to use at the maib branch of the Henderson County Public Library
  • Lexia - a computer based reading program students can use from home or on BRLC laptops
  • Wordly Wise - a computer based reading program students can use from home or on BRLC laptops
  • Math Coach - a computer based math program students can use from home or on BRLC laptops
  • Annual technology training for tutors
  • Technology class for students