The Adult Literacy League is…
- Literacy Impacts Our Entire Community
In our region, 44% of adults do not have the literacy skills they need for home, work and life. In fact, 1 in 5 (20%) struggle with very serious literacy challenges and have trouble reading even the most basic text. An additional 20% can read, but not well enough to meet the demands of today’s society.
- Higher Levels of Literacy = Healthier Lives
Central Floridians with low literacy skills suffer poorer health those with high levels of literacy and a person’s level of literacy is one of the key determinants of their overall health. Low literacy skills can represent a risk to workplace health and safety; however many employers are not aware that there are any literacy skills issues amongst their workforce.
- Change The Lives Of Future Generations
Parents play a vital role as their children’s first teachers. The higher the level of a parent’s education, the higher the likelihood the child will succeed in school. Only 27% of parents with below basic literacy levels report reading to their children 5 or more times a week.
- Language Makes A New Country Feel Like Home
Immigrants make critical contributions to our society, culture, and economy. However, 60% of immigrants in our region also have low levels of literacy. English literacy allows them to not only survive, but thrive, in the United States.
Starting on Friday, August 9th until Saturday, August 24th everyone who donates $50 or more will get a beautiful T-shirt! This is our way to say THANK YOU! Your gift is vital in changing the lives of our students and the entire community.
Created by our team with tons of LOVE for YOU! This is a limited edition t-shirt. They are as unique as they are beautiful. You can’t
buy this at Target!
✅ Donate $50 or more
✅ Please make sure to include your FULL NAME, MAILING ADDRESS, SHIRT SIZE, and COLOR in the “additional comments” section of the donation form
✅ This giveaway is valid until August, Saturday 24th