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1 in 5 adults in Central Florida read at or below a 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.

Seeing the need for adult education in the community, our founders began the Adult Literacy League in 1968. Since then we have grown to provide Adult Basic Education and English Language classes, GED preparation, and one-on-one volunteer tutoring to over 2,500 students a year as well as serving hundreds of children and families through our Family Literacy program.

WHAT THE ADULT LITERACY LEAGUE MEANS TO OUR STUDENTS

What the Adult Literacy League means to me is everything. I’m glad they have teachers to motivate students and I wish the world and those who are struggling can be in my shoes and feel the energy and success I feel when I come to school now.

Gabriel

ABE Student

I think that they are working with all the students who want to learn English, most of them [the students] came from different countries with different languages and with ALL they have many opportunities, like finding jobs, learning, and connecting with other people. In my opinion, they do the best to help the community. They are amazing.

Verónica

ESOL Student

ALL’s Read to Me! Book Club means a lot to me. it’s a fun way to improve your reading and to spend time with your child. We enjoy the activities and books. Thank you Ms. Laura for making learning so fun!

Brittani

ABE Student and Family Literacy Participant

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