Did you know that 22% of Moore County adults lack the literacy skills to function well in everyday life?
This figure is slightly higher than the national average, and on a par with the state as a whole.
Most adults who function with low literacy skills (typically below eighth grade level)adapt creatively to their limitations. But they struggle with their inability to read and comprehend written documents, which restricts their vocational options, their capacity to understand medical and financial instructions, and their ability to assist in their children’s education.
Those of us who are readers find it hard to comprehend that some of our neighbors manage without this basic skill. Our volunteer tutors, most of whom are not former educators, gain tremendous satisfaction from watching their students’ worlds open up as they begin to gain the literacy skills we all need in order to thrive and to be contributing members of society.
We hope you will join our effort to reverse the consequences of illiteracy. Train as a tutor. Volunteer in the office or on our Board of Directors. Make a donation. Join us in becoming an advocate for a 100% literacy rate in Moore County.
Susan Sherard, Executive Director