About Lawyers for Literacy

Lawyers For Literacy is a non-profit organization of volunteer attorneys and judges with one goal in mind: helping at-risk third grade students pass the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) test by...

  • Providing books to them and their families.
  • Tutoring one-on-one in reading and reading comprehension.
  • Tutoring one-on-one in preparation for the May third grade FAST.

With the assistance of legal and other professionals in our community, we strive to help struggling readers improve their skills to pass the FAST and build a foundation for success.

For 12 weeks, late January through April, tutors each meet with their 3rd grade student, on a weekly basis, to work on and improve reading skills in preparation for the FAST language arts / reading exam in May which largely determines whether students are promoted to 4th grade.