Adult Education and Family Literacy Week Toolkit

September is a big month for literacy that includes  Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (AEFL Week) and International Literacy Day. This year, AEFL Week is September 24-30. International Literacy Day will be celebrated on September 8.

To help you celebrate these events and increase awareness of the adult literacy issue, we’ve put together a toolkit. The free download includes information about AEFL Week and International Literacy Day, adult education facts, suggested activities, sample letters, social media templates, and more.

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AEFL Week Artwork and Fact Sheet

ProLiteracy and National Coalition for Literacy have developed a fact sheet and a logo to help programs and individuals participate in the promotion of adult education and family literacy.

  • The two-page fact sheet has information that links low literacy to income inequality and its effect on parenting
  • The AEFL Week logo can be added to your websites, social media posts, marketing materials, and more.

AEFL Week 2017 Logo

Social Media Images and Videos

You can post the following social media images on Twitter or Facebook during AEFL Week. Just right click and select "Save Image As" to save the images. You can also create your own social media images with Pablo. To use videos, click the video to go to the Youtube page and share the Youtube link.

You can also copy and paste sample social media messages.

AEFL Week - Teach the parent; reach the child.

AEFL Week - Inmates who are educated are 43% less likely to return to prison.

Parents with a high school diploma or high school equivalency degree engage more in their children's education.

An excess of $230 billion a year in health care costs is linked to low adult literacy.

Children of parents with low literacy have a 72% chance of being at the lowest reading levels themselves.

16% of the world's population is non-literate.