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Veterans Advocate for Parent Education and Literacy
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on November 13, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryStories from the FieldcategoryAdvocacy

 

Tom Sticht, retired International Consultant in Adult Education, shared his experiences with National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) Board of Directors member Wally “Famous” Amos. The cookie connoisseur speaks to the importance of family literacy and his concern for the intergenerational effects of an adult’s literacy on their children’s literacy.


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Does the Literacy Level of an Adult Affect Their Ability to Vote?
Posted by Jessica Gilmour on November 11, 2019 in categoryFacts & ResearchcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

 

For millions of adults the biggest concern on Election Day isn’t the long lines, but rather being able to read the ballot. For voters unable to read, low literacy creates a dark cloud over the polls that rains intimidation, confusion, and embarrassment.


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Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2019
Posted by Michele Diecuch on September 24, 2019 in categoryCEO DeskcategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips
Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2019

It's National Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) Week, now through September 28. And it’s time to show your support for adult literacy!


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It is Never Too Late to Earn a GED® Diploma
It is Never Too Late to Earn a GED® Diploma

My name is Katherine Bryant, and I am 64 years young, a mother of five, and a grandmother of 23. I left high school at the age of 17 to help care for my sick mother. And honestly, leaving was not a hard choice because I didn’t love school and there were plenty of jobs.   



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How Two Women Changed Adult Literacy in Maine Forever
How Two Women Changed Adult Literacy in Maine Forever

The summer following their initial visit to LVA, Agnes and Sister Mary took what they learned during their training and from the “each one teach one” philosophy and traveled an estimated total of 2,500 miles to speak at various church groups across the state of Maine. The pair educated communities about low literacy among adults and informed them how important it is to volunteer at adult literacy programs. This eventually lead to the start of Literacy Volunteers of Bangor.



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