Low skills create barriers to a good job. There are 65,000 adults in our service area who struggle with low skills. Some of the causes of adult low literacy include learning disabilities, leaving school early, hearing loss, poverty, frequent moving, adverse childhood experiences, and limited English proficiency.
The good news is that skills can be learned. Providing access to high quality, free basic education services gets adults on a career pathway that leads to a good job through stackable credentials and ongoing training.
In the Case for Investment in Adult Basic Education (Kevin Morgan, Dr. Peter Waite and Michele Diecuch), adults participating in adult basic education programs:
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Supporting adult literacy and basic education in your community is a sound investment. Adult education programs have a measurable 450% return. This comes in the form of increased tax revenue and reduced reliance on social services. Educated citizens work, pay taxes and give back to their communities.
Be a catalyst for amazing change in someone’s life. Teach them to read and write. You can make the difference between safety and peril, between employment and shelter living, fulfillment and despair. Learn more on our site and get in touch