Our Mission

Our Mission:  Improve quality of life through literacy

We provide tutoring services to Marathon County and surrounding areas.

Areas of instruction include, but are not limited to: 

• Reading          •  Writing

• Math                •  Finance

• Health             •  Workforce

• Computers    •     English Language Learning

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the adults and students who enter our program, no matter their level. Our services are primarily directed to the individuals demonstrating the greatest need. We support and promote literacy at all ages.

All of our services are offered at no charge to the public. 

History of McLit - Marathon County Literacy



Community Outreach

Community Outreach

  Marathon County Literacy Council was founded in October of 1997. The Council represented a cross section of literacy providers, educators, and interested community members throughout Marathon County. Marathon County Literacy Council (MCLC) was created with a Board of Directors established in July 1998. 


Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Community Outreach

 August of 2002, The MCLC established a new, more centrally-located office in the downtown library of Wausau. This helped the Council expand its tutor base, update its tracking of student outcomes, and become more accessible to the community. 

The Council then was combined with Wood County Literacy Council to form the Central Wisconsin Literacy Council (CWLC) in 2011. 



Community Outreach


 The Councils having working together found the area of coverage was too large for one and agreed to separate, back to its own. In  2017,  The Marathon County Literacy Council re-established itself as the new nonprofit, McLit - Marathon County Literacy.