Make a Difference Today, Help Erase Illiteracy
You can help Project Read provide high-quality literacy resources to Utah County’s neediest adults. In the past, literacy was considered the ability to read and use printed materials at an extremely basic level. Today, adults need higher levels of basic skills to function effectively in many areas of their lives, and literacy is defined more broadly to include problem-solving and higher-level reasoning skills. Not being able to read makes academic and personal success difficult and, in many cases, is the starting point of other social problems.
- Over 21,000 adults in Utah County can’t read.
- Nationally, fewer than 10 percent of adults who could benefit from literacy programs are being served.
- According the 1998 National Assessment on Educational Progress, 45 percent of people with the lowest literacy levels live in poverty.
- Half of all people who are chronically unemployed are not functionally literate.
- Low-literacy adults tend to raise children who themselves have problems reading.
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