Families Learning Together | UMCM Suncoast

Families Learning Together

Families Learning Together

Families Learning Together is a literacy program designed with the entire family in mind.  Students in the program participate in educational opportunities and curriculum to meet their needs at their learning level.
For Adults: 
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)  
Local Community Information and Life Skills 
US Citizenship Test Preparation
Computer Skills and Practice
Job Readiness Skills
Health Literacy
Healthy Relationships
Financial Literacy
For Children:
Homework Help
Literacy Skill-Building
Pre-Literacy Skill-Building Play
Computer Skills and Practice
Enrichment Activities
For Children and Parents together:
Play Group
Parent and Child Together Activities

How it Works:

Students come to their local Families Learning Together site where they are pre-tested to assess their current level of English language skills (reading and listening).  Volunteers then work with the students one-to-one or in small groups to increase vocabulary, develop better reading and writing abilities, and practice speaking and listening.  Students are tested regularly to assess their advancement.

Our Collaborative Partners:

Pinellas County Schools
Adult Education Division           
(Referrals, Education and Computer Support) 

Florida First Start
(Play Group)

Project Pro$per
(Financial Literacy)

READ Pinellas
Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Florida
(Health Literacy)
Hispanic Outreach Center


Sites offer different class opportunities based on the needs of the area. 
For more information contact:  literacy@umcmsuncoast.org

Pinellas County

YMCA of the Suncoast: Highpoint Branch
5345 Laurel Road
Clearwater, FL 33760
Services for adults and children
Pasadena Community Church
227 70th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Adult services only
Barbara S. Ponce Library
7770 52nd St N.
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Adult services only
YMCA of the Suncoast: Clearwater Branch
1005 S Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33756
Adult services only