Did You Know?

Imagine if you were not able to read a job application, or the list of ingredients in a recipe, or a book to a child. 3 million Americans can’t read better than the average 3rd grader. With a lack of basic reading, writing, math, and computer skills, these Americans are struggling to find jobs, stay healthy, and most importantly, support their families.

 

Arkansas Adult Literacy:
By the numbers fiscal year 2014-15

Nearly 15% of Arkansans 16+ lack basic literacy skills

 

Nearly 205 of Arkansans 25+ lack a high school diploma or GED

 

130,000 Arkansans 25+ have less than a 9th grade education

 
 
 
What Are We Doing To Help?

Arkansas Literacy Councils exists to support community based literacy councils who serve these students. In 2014-15, adult learners:

 

Accomplished:

  • 17,953 personal achievements
  • 18,452 measurable educational advancements

 

 

 

completion.jpgReceived:

  • 2,781 general education hours
  • 4,154 reading instruction hours
  • 998 writing instruction hours
  • 2,247 ESL instruction hours

 

 
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as of fall 2015.jpgWe could not do this alone. Councils rely on volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring. In 2014-2015, volunteers:

  • 911 Arkansans tutored adult learners
  • Tutors contributed $1.6 million worth of service hours
  • Tutors served 66,000+ instruction hours
  • Volunteers added $3+ million in services to Arkansas’s adult education

 

 

 

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CONTACT INFO

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EmailBY EMAIL:     [email protected]
BY PHONE:
501-907-2490
800-264-7323
ADDRESS:
800 S. Louisiana St. 
Little Rock, AR 72201

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