The Horry County Literacy Council was started in 1976 with a mission to promote literacy throughout Horry County and provide services necessary to carry out this function. (http://www.literacyhc.org/). They recruit volunteer tutors, and they provide materials for their clients, they raise funds to maintain their programs and the expenses that come with them. The tutoring for students is free and confidential.
The Sun News highlighted the Literacy Council and 25 to 30% of Horry County residents have a reading level below the fifth grade. http://thesunnews.typepad.com/opinionblog/2012/09/expand-horrys-reading-class.html The Myrtle Beach Online Website highlights that 22% of Americans age 16 or older are functionally illiterate, 25% of the adult populations in South Carolina functions at Level 1 literacy, and 29% of adults in Horry County were at this level. (http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/09/07/3054715/expand-horrys-reading-class.html.