Sunday, April 23, 2017

Literacy – Spanning the US :: Solano Co CA :: Little Rock AR :: Santa Barbara CA

Library Adult Literacy Program

Literacy is the key to diverse learning experiences which permit people to reach their goals, develop their potential and advance their knowledge to participate dynamically in their community. With that in mind, the Solano County Library system has implemented a program to battle adult illiteracy.

Targeting adult illiteracy is critical as it empowers a person’s ability to provide life skill tools in overcoming poverty and sustaining a self-worth attitude. Thirty percent of adults with household incomes at or below the federal poverty line do not have a high school credential. An educational background helps to improve quality of life. Seventy-five percent of the inmates in the California justice system did not finish high school or are classified as having low literacy. In view of these statistics, the 2016-2017 Solano County Grand Jury determined that it is important to review the effectiveness of the Solano County Library Literacy Program which serves our community


Volunteers provided more than 7,000 hours of instruction in the past year, helping other community members read more confidently, prepare to return to school, be able to read to their kids and help with homework, and prepare for better careers.  READ MORE @

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