September marks the unofficial start of back-to-school season and some important dates that bring to attention the importance of literacy. The dates are important to recognize and the facts and figures behind the importance of adult literacy can help you tell the story to your friends, family, and local government.
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Facts and Research
Adult Basic Education programs are welcoming immigrants, refugees and asylees from war zones and disaster-stricken regions across the globe. These adult learners are most at risk for emotional stress disorders, but because they come from different cultures and levels of stigma around mental health, they may be hard to identify, connect with, and help.
As the year comes to a close, we tend to spend a lot of time thinking about what we’re grateful for – but how often do we consider how grateful we are for our ability to read and write?
In the United States alone there are 41 million adults with dyslexia. That’s a whopping 20% of the adult population. The real kicker here is that only 2 million adults are aware of their dyslexia. Chances are high that you have an individual struggling with dyslexia in your class right now. If this concerns you, and it should, then read on.
Literacy is most commonly defined as the ability to read and write. While this skill may seem straightforward, literacy is a rather complex skill that deserves a more complete explanation.
Why do people give to First Literacy? What inspires them to give? And why do we have almost 200 donors who have been giving to First Literacy for more than twenty years?