Learners in Redlands Adult Literacy Program use their skills to help the community
Redlands Daily Facts: 1.13.2018 by Diane Shimota, Adult Literacy Coordinator-A.K. Smiley Library
Learners who participate in the Redlands Adult Literacy Program gain reading and writing skills that change their lives. The changes in their individual lives create a ripple effect felt throughout the community of Redlands.
Tutors witness the impact when learners are able to use their literacy skills to apply for jobs, learn about current events, help their children with homework or volunteer in the community. The ability to read is a foundation for success in today’s society and literacy’s benefits flow through families, the workplace and the community. Two stories illustrate these bbenefits [sic] of adult literacy.
Maria Moreno learned about the literacy program from a friend. She appeared one day at the door of the adult literacy program at Lugonia Elementary School and asked for help. Since that time she has read multiple books, written journal messages to her granddaughters and invited friends and family to join the adult literacy program.
Jan 29 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation 6p