Adult Literacy Program in Redlands hosts volunteer meeting
Redlands Daily Facts: 9.05.2014
The Redlands City Council has declared this Monday as Adult Literacy Day in the city of Redlands.
The city’s action coincides with Gov. Jerry Brown’s declaring September Adult Literacy Awareness Month. The California Library Literacy Services (CLLS) estimates that more than 4 million California adults have low literacy skills, making if difficult for these adults to read a news article, a story to their children, job applications or the instructions on a medicine bottle.
The 2010 Census found that 11 percent of the adult population served by the A.K. Smiley Public Library in Redlands lacks a high school diploma.
The Redlands Adult Literacy Program, sponsored by the Friends of the A.K. Smiley Public Library, provides free professional tutoring to people 18 and older who want to improve their reading and writing. The program now has 70 tutor-learner teams who work together to help meet the learners’ reading and writing goals. Recently, several learners graduated from the program to go to community college or work at a new job. READ MORE !