Sponsor LVA

Since 1983 Literacy Volunteers has been teaching adults how to read, write, spell and comprehend the English language. These basic skills can be taken for granted. In fact, Illiteracy is a problem that affects our entire society, not just individuals.

Here are some facts:

• 1 in 6 adults in NJ are illiterate

• Literacy is learned – the single greatest indicator of a child’s future success is the literacy level of the parents

• Two-thirds of children that cannot read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare

• More than 60% of all prison inmates are functionally illiterate

• 75% of food stamp recipients perform in the lowest 2 literacy levels

• 43% of adults with the lowest literacy live in poverty

• Low health literacy costs between $106 and $236 billion each year in the US

Adults need strong literacy skills to…

• Raise children that have strong literacy skills,

• To be good employees,

• To keep themselves and their families healthy,

• To be active in their communities,

• To advocate for themselves and avoid human rights abuse,

• And to avoid crime.

Our Sponsors

ACUA-Atlantic County Utilities Authority

AKPharma

AtlantiCare

Atlantic City Electric.

Cape Bank.

Copiers Plus.

Dollar General

Fox Rothschild.

Borgata Heart & Soul Foundation.

Horizon.

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The Press Of Atlantic City.

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Tropicana Atlantic City.