Literacy

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It\'s astonishing the level of literacy (or lack there of) in the United States. What\'s even more astonishing is the adults who are functioning at the lowest levels of literacy who live in our own backyard: Hillsborough County. It could be the woman you encounter in the checkout lane, your neighbor, your own family or even a close friend. In Hillsborough County alone approximately 120,000 adults read below the fourth grade level and 95,000 do not speak English. Find out how simply teaching an adult to read or speak English can change their entire life.

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Literacy

  1. 1. C ómo se dice literacy? <ul><li>PRESENTED BY: Ashley Ray </li></ul>?
  2. 4. Hillsborough County Fifteen Percent Or 120,000 adults Read below the 4th grade level
  3. 5. James and the Giant Peach Not far away, in the middle of the garden, he could see the giant peach towering over everything else. Surely it was even bigger tonight than ever before? And what a dazzling sight it was! The moonlight was shining and glinting on its great curving sides, turning them to crystal and silver. It looked like a tremendous silver ball lying there in the grass, silent, mysterious, and wonderful
  4. 6. James and the Giant Peach Not far away, in the middle of the garden, he could see the giant peach towering over everything else. Surely it was even bigger tonight than ever before? And what a dazzling sight it was! The moonlight was shining and glinting on its great curving sides, turning them to crystal and silver. It looked like a tremendous silver ball lying there in the grass, silent, mysterious, and wonderful
  5. 7. A Blessing In Disguise A Chip On Your Shoulder A Dime A Dozen A Doubting Thomas A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted A Picture Paints a Thousand Words A Piece of Cake A Slap on the Wrist A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush
  6. 8. A Blessing In Disguise A Chip On Your Shoulder A Dime A Dozen A Doubting Thomas A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted A Picture Paints a Thousand Words A Piece of Cake A Slap on the Wrist A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush
  7. 10. Increased Quality of Life <ul><li>Better understand our culture </li></ul><ul><li>Connect and communicate with the world around them </li></ul>
  8. 11. Increased Quality of Life <ul><li>Increase confidence to engage in conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Give them the skills to advance in the workforce </li></ul>
  9. 12. What if you couldn’t read: Medication instructions Job applications Legal documents News Signs What if you couldn’t just G o o g l e it?
  10. 13. Fastest Growing jobs in America <ul><li>Biochemical Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Network systems analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Personal and home care aids </li></ul><ul><li>Financial examiners </li></ul><ul><li>Medical scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Physical assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Skin care specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Biochemists and biophysicists </li></ul><ul><li>Athletic trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Physical therapist aides </li></ul><ul><li>Dental hygienist </li></ul>
  11. 14. Fastest Growing jobs in America <ul><li>Biochemical Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Network systems analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Personal and home care aids </li></ul><ul><li>Financial examiners </li></ul><ul><li>Medical scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Physical assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Skin care specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Biochemists and biophysicists </li></ul><ul><li>Athletic trainers </li></ul><ul><li>Physical therapist aides </li></ul><ul><li>Dental hygienist </li></ul>
  12. 16. Sergey Brin Co-Founder of Google Arnold Schwarzenegger Joe Dimaggio Franklin R. Chang-Diaz U.S. Astronaut Roberto Clemente Ricky Ricardo Madeleine Albright U.S. Secretary of State
  13. 17. Sergey Brin Co-Founder of Google Arnold Schwarzenegger Joe Dimaggio Franklin R. Chang-Diaz U.S. Astronaut Roberto Clemente Ricky Ricardo Madeleine Albright U.S. Secretary of State
  14. 18. The Waiting List Basic Literacy: 58 ESOL: 381
  15. 19. Libraries with the Longest Waiting Lists 1 19 Jan Platt 1 33 Upper Tampa Bay 1 106 Town ‘N Country 1 15 West Tampa 2 7 Sefner-Mango 2 32 Jimmie B. Keel 2 37 North Tampa 2 19 Riverview 4 19 Brandon Regional 7 14 78th Street 9 5 Bruton Memorial 10 4 C. Blythe Andrews 14 22 Temple Terrace Basic Literacy ESOL
  16. 20. Libraries with the Longest Waiting Lists 1 19 Jan Platt 1 33 Upper Tampa Bay 1 106 Town ‘N Country 1 15 West Tampa 2 7 Sefner-Mango 2 32 Jimmie B. Keel 2 37 North Tampa 2 19 Riverview 4 19 Brandon Regional 7 14 78th Street 9 5 Bruton Memorial 10 4 C. Blythe Andrews 14 22 Temple Terrace Basic Literacy ESOL
  17. 21. Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

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