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33% of the adults in Florence County are
functionally illiterate and do not read above
a 5th grade level. Many can't read at all.
Reading prescription dosage instructions, understanding and
completing a job application, reading a bedtime story or
helping their children with homework assignments can
become difficult and embarrassing tasks.
Children, families and the community feel the impact.
Low literacy is at the heart of many social problems and
conquering illiteracy opens doors to opportunity and success
for adult learners.
Ensuring that adults in Florence County have a quality
literacy program available is an important step towards
decreasing health and welfare costs, improving parental
involvement in schools, improving children's school
performance and reducing crime rates.
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