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Celebrate Adult Education and Family Literacy Week!

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The Center for Literacy, Education and Employment, in partnership with the National Coalition for Literacy (NCL), invite you to celebrate National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, September 10-16, 2012.

Adult education and family literacy programs serve adult students who need to improve their basic literacy and math skills, improve their oral and written English, obtain a high school equivalence degree, and prepare for community college or vocational training.  According to the latest national survey of adults, more than 93 million American adults have Basic or Below Basic literacy skills that limit their ability to advance at work and in education, help their children with school work, take care of their family’s health, and participate in their communities.

Family literacy programs serve parents and their young children, teaching basic skills, English as a Second Language, and parenting skills to adults while their children are provided high quality instruction. These programs are focused on breaking the cycles of low literacy, low education and poverty.

Individuals and organizations can celebrate National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week by sharing student success stories and profiles, as well as literacy facts to raise the awareness of the general population. Find more literacy facts and activity ideas at http://www.national-coalition-literacy.org/litfacts.html and www.ncladvocacy.org.

 

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