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In 2011-2012 99% of students who worked with a tutor 12 hours or more progressed academically.
basic life & literacy skills to Moore adults.
Imagine going through life without being able to read a bedtime story to your child or to read the morning newspaper to find out what’s happening in the world.
Imagine visiting a hospital and not knowing where the emergency room is located or your doctor’s office, waiting room or labs. Or not understanding when to be quiet, speak, move to the front of a line, take a number, sign up or walk in the crosswalk.
Imagine not being able to understand your doctor’s orders. Or looking at your prescription bottle and not knowing how many pills to take, what time to take them, what side effects they may have or if you should drive machinery while taking them.
This is what life is like for approximately 22% or 15,000 plus adults in Moore County who are not functionally literate.
Illiteracy is our problem. Yours and mine. It can only be reduced if we are committed to providing accessible, adult-based literacy training for parents and employees who want to improve their lives – and their families and communities – by improving their literacy skills.
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