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About Sound Learning

Sound Learning is a non-profit organization located in Shelton, Washington.
We are dedicated to providing alternative education opportunities in Mason
and Thurston Counties to help adults gain self-sufficiency, improve literacy,
and develop the essential skills needed to succeed in today's world.


At Sound Learning, our mission is to educate adults to succeed and contribute

to society.


We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are tax-deductible. Our Learning Center and primary office is located in downtown Shelton.  ESOL classes and tutoring sessions also take place at CHOICE High School, South Puget Sound Community college campuses, the Timberland Regional Libraries, and other sites around Mason and Thurston Counties.


In order to address the needs of our adult students, we provide classroom instruction and coordinate tutoring groups in a variety of subject areas, including reading, math, writing, basic computer skills and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).


Our organization consists of a small professional staff, a Board of Directors, and many community volunteers. Our Board of Directors is made up by representatives from local communities, businesses, and government agencies, and is responsible for the organization's governance, including policy and fiscal decisions.


Sound Learning's staff also provides public education on literacy-related and diversity issues, through community presentations, displays, and a monthly electronic newsletter. We collaborate with St. David's Episcopal Church to offer a Spanish language class.

Staff and volunteers work closely with many educational institutions and community organizations, such as Shelton School District, Timberland Regional Library, South Puget Sound Community College, Olympic College Shelton, Mason County Network, WorkSource, Division of Social and Health Services, the YWCA of Olympia, and other agencies.



Our Mission


Sound Learning's mission is to educate adults to succeed and contribute to society.

Our History

We were originally incorporated in 1991 as Mason County Literacy. Our 20th anniversary was marked by a new name for the organization that is appropriate to our evolving focus on the skills needed by workers, parents, and families in the 21st century.

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