Our Mission Statement Strengthening Families by providing adults with the literacy skills they need to enjoy a more productive and self sufficient life.
Education Begins At HomeSome Statistics in the U.S. on ADULT How ADULT ILLITERACY impacts the U.S.ILLITERACY • Adults who have lower literacy skills• In the U.S. there are 63 million adults are more likely to be on public that can’t read well enough to assistance. understand a newspaper article • Low literacy are highly correlated written at an eighth grade level. with high crime rates.• An additional 30 million can only read • Limited literacy skills cost taxpayers at a fifth grade level or lower. and businesses about 20 billion• The United States ranks fifth on adult dollars each year in lost literacy skills when compared to wages, profitability and profits. other industrialized nations.
HOW CAN WE HELP?• Read to your children daily• Become a tutor• Ask your representatives to support adult education• Volunteer locally• Make a donation to an adult literacy program
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Reach Out and ReadBecome a Volunteer ReaderOrganize a Book DriveCreate a Literacy Rich Waiting RoomContribute to a Reading Organization