The purpose of this organization shall be to teach, through trained tutors, reading
and writing to those in need. In addition, this organization shall work to raise public
awareness of the literacy needs of Wilkes County residents.
Wilkes Literacy, formerly Volunteers for Wilkes Literacy, was founded in 1989 by the late Dr. Helen
Latour in order to meet the literacy needs of the citizens of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Her
tireless efforts touched the lives of many. Please join us as we endeavor to carry on her vision.

Wilkes Literacy is located at
Lincoln Heights in Wilkesboro,
NC. We provide a variety of
programs and services related to
the literacy needs of our friends
and neighbors. We are a
non-profit organization and a
partner agency with United
Way of Wilkes.

Our office hours are from 9:00
am until 12:00 noon Monday
through Friday.

Our Staff
Dennis T. Johnson, Executive
Wilma C. Elmore,
Administrative Assistant