Jeremy Ray

Traverse City

Jeremy lost his job in a local manufacturing company in 2009. He wanted to go to Northwestern Michigan College, but didn't have the academic skills to get started. His math skills were at the 4th grade level, but the Adult Education Learning Labs at Northwest Michigan Works! helped him increase those skills so he was able to move on to college. He is now attending NMC in the Computer Information Technology program. "It's your future, and you should grab ahold of it and go forward and not fear. You should be helping yourself and people are here to help you."


The Adult Literacy Council of Cadillac

offers confidential and free tutoring for adults. Adults are matched with tutors in their community and meet in nearby locations. Tutors are available in the following counties: Wexford, Missaukee, Osceola and Lake.

Contact Information:

                            Barb Derby                                

                                   Wexford Friends of the Library                                    

411 S. Lake St.

Cadillac, MI 49601




The Grand Traverse Area Literacy Council (GTLAC) 

a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to improving literacy throughout the Grand Traverse region.  Since 1970, GTLAC has been training volunteer tutors and connecting them with aspiring learners in a variety of literacy programs.  GTLAC offers tutoring services for adults, free of charge.

Contact Information:

                                 Grand Traverse Area Literacy Council                              

                                                                 PO Box4119                                                                 

                                   Traverse City, MI 49685-4119                                     

Richard Thompson - President

Kathleen Packer -   Office Manager



MRS (Michigan Rehabilitation Services)

works with eligible customers and employers to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with disabilities. They work in partnership with individuals with disabilities to prepare for and obtain competitive employment, including exploring the possibilities of self-employment or owning a small business. Employment services to individuals with disabilities are provided in all 83 Michigan counties.

On the website listed below, you will find complete information about their services, how to apply, and where their offices are located.

Contact Information:,4601,7-154-25392-272058--,00.html