Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Perry County Literacy Council to “provide educational programs for Perry County residents and families that will enable them to better function as productive and responsible citizens.”

Welcome to the Perry County Literacy Council

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— Featuring —
The Kentucky derby on Widescreen TV
Hors D’oeuvres & Diner
Drinks for Donations
Silent Auction
Live Auction
Rep. Mark Keller, Auctioneer


In memory of Susan Connell will be held at the home of Todd Saner.
May 7, 2016 @ 4:00 PM

Mint Juleps and Hers D’oeuvres will be served.

Serving Perry County since 1984

(Updated August 2015)

The Perry County Literacy provides Adult Education and Workforce Development programs-at no cost-including Adult Basic Literacy, English as a Second Language and Citizenship Preparation, GED Preparation, Workforce Preparation and Computer Literacy . One to one tutoring is available at our center and at locations around Perry County. Small classes are available at our center during the day and in the evening year round on request.

Our students come from all areas of Perry County looking to improve their futures through education. They want a second chance to succeed, they want to earn a decent living and they want to take good care of their families. They find the help that they need at the Perry County Literacy Council.

The Perry County Literacy Council delivers quality instruction to help people improve their skills, finish high school, prepare for training and employment and become better workers and better citizens.

“Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.”

Our center in Newport is the location for all Employment Services in Perry County.
Need a Job?                                                                We can help.
Need job training?                                                   We can help.


“I need a GED to keep my job!”                                                                        We can help.
“I need funding for training.”                                                                              We can help.
“I need help with math !”                                                                                    We can help.
“I can’t afford to pay for the GED tests.”                                                         We can help.
“I have no transportation to classes.”                                                               We can help.
“My neighbor dropped out of school.”                                                             We can help.
“I’m disabled but I want to work.”                                                                     We can help.

Call the Perry County Literacy Council, We can help!
1-866-781-7323 Toll Free

What’s New?

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All GED® Testing in Pennsylvania is administered by computer. The 2014 GED® has been revised. The new assessment will continue to provide adults the opportunity to earn a high school credential, but it goes further by measuring career- and college-readiness skills that are the focus of today’s curriculum and tomorrow’s success.

Four content areas—literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies—will measure a foundational core of knowledge and skills that are essential for career and college readiness.

Adults who have passed some of their GED® tests on paper will need to complete their testing on paper before December 31, 2013. On January 1, 2014, paper test scores will become invalid. The Perry County Literacy Council is administering the GED® on paper through December, 2013. Call 567-7323 to finish paper testing.

The 2014 GED test will be about 7 1/4 hours long with the timing as follows:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts is 120 minutes (with a 10-minute break)
  • Mathematical Reasoning is 115 minutes
  • Science is 90 minutes
  • Social Studies is 90 minutes

The 2014 GED test is scored by computer.

  • Students must obtain a score of at least 150 on each module
  • Students must obtain a total score of 600 across the four-module battery in order to receive the GED.

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The Perry County Literacy Council is a Pearson VUE Authorized GED® Testing Center
Test takers can register online
Testing is administered by computer at:

The Perry County Literacy Council
133 South Fifth Street
Newport, PA 17074

The Perry County Literacy Council will assist residents with online registration and costs.

Call 567-7323 for information and assistance.

Perry County Literacy Council is a Tax-Exempt Organization

To send a donation, simply write a check to:
The Perry County Literacy Council
PO Box 37
Newport, PA 17074

Perry County Literacy Council receives significant support from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the South Central Workforce Investment Board. This is augmented when possible through various foundation funds through private grant applications. The Council itself is actively looking for local support through letters and e-mails sent to supporters, county organizations and businesses as well as through our Annual Giving Campaign in the Fall and the Race for Reading event on Derby Day.

Do you have a wish list?
We sure do!

If you would be willing to donate money for the following items, or the items themselves, it would be very much appreciated:

  • Paper products (towels, tissues, foam plates or cups, plastic ware)
  • Office Supplies (copier paper, envelopes, post-it notes, etc.)
  • Tablets of any size, lined or unlined
  • Plain white envelopes
  • Casio calculators


Donate to the Perry County Literacy Council

Perry County Literacy Council (PCLC) continues to grow through the kindness and generosity of our circle of friends. We welcome and deeply appreciate your financial support of our ongoing activities. There are two ways you can financially help PCLC accomplish its mission. You can make a repeating donation (processed “automatically” using your credit card), or you can make an instant (one-time) donation online or by sending us a check. PCLC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the US state of Pennsylvania. Contributions to the PCLC are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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