The Fannin Literacy Council was formed in April, 2004, by a group of community leaders who were interested in improving the educational opportunities and economic conditions of Fannin County. These community leaders firmly believed that raising literacy levels would decrease crime and increase the standard of living in Fannin County. The Council worked to provide a system of adult education that will serve individuals interested in increasing their basic education skills or obtaining their High School Equivalency Certificate/GED (General Equivalency Development) through a flexible open-entry, open-exit system.
Literacy Council Board members are volunteers who represent various community organizations. In conjunction and with the support of Grayson College’s Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Program, both high school equivalency (GED) and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are provided in both Bonham and Honey Grove.