Ozarks Literacy Council (OLC) has been sharing the gift of literacy in southwest Missouri since 1968. Our mission is to raise awareness and promote literacy through free services to adults and children. We teach people to read. Reading changes lives. When 2019 began 10% of our students were able to read at a third-grade level. That percentage is 47% today. We are proud of our students. Improving reading skills allowed them to: gain employment, assist with their child’s homework, get a driver’s license, and even going to college.