One in every five Central Florida adults reads at or below the 5th grade level. For them, simple everyday tasks present real problems. Reading product labels, following street signs or filling out job applications can be difficult and frustrating.
Families suffer, too. Parents with low literacy skills have trouble reading to their children and many don't even try. Sadly, the literacy levels of children are strongly linked to the educational levels of their parents.
Thankfully, the Adult Literacy League (ALL) is here to help. Through volunteer and donor support, we're able to reach more and more adults and families . . . and in doing so, help expand their world one page at a time.