Minnesota Literacy Council helps young children, ESL students and adults learn to read and gain citizenship. They have a variety of programs serving the literacy needs of young children as well as adults aiming to earn their GEDs. About 250,000 adults in MN require ESL services. Their literacy-rich preschool and summer reading programs start MN's youngest readers off on the right foot. Free English, GED preparation and job readiness classes prepare adults for post-secondary education and careers.