Humanities-Based Literacy Programs

Literacy Programs

The Vermont Humanities Council has a deep and longstanding commitment to literacy. This commitment is based in three principal beliefs:

  1. The humanities and the world of ideas belong to everyone;
  2. The ability to read and penchant for reading are critical to one’s economic, social, and personal satisfaction; and
  3. Reading is critical to participating meaningfully in public affairs. At the heart of all VHC’s literacy programs is reading and discussion.

Our humanities-based literacy programs are designed for specific underserved and at-risk audiences.


Reading and discussion programs for adult literacy students, adults in low-income community programs, and incarcerated adults. Learn more.

Humanities Camps

Summer day camps for at-risk middle school students. Learn more.

Never Too Early

Professional development for early care and education providers. Learn more.

Read with Me

Workshops for parents of children from birth to age six. Learn more.

Vermont Reads

This statewide, one-book community reading program offers opportunities for readers of all abilities. Learn more.


Professional development for adult literacy educators and books for their students. Learn more.