There's a stigma attached to being an adult in the United States and not being able to read and write English or do basic math. When an adult learns to read and write, it's transformative—and it allows them to move beyond that stigma. As adult learners courageously endeavor to overcome the stumbling blocks of low literacy, they learn how to share their valuable voices and experiences. As a result, they become more productive participants in their communities, in politics, and in our economy.
So who better to raise awareness and advocate for the adult literacy crisis in the United States than adult learners themselves? Unfortunately, many of these individuals have never had access to the support and training they need to develop their leadership potential. The U.S. Conference on Adult Literacy (USCAL) held in Washington, D.C. October 31-November 2, 2013, addresses this challenge head on.
Please join with ProLiteracy and help improve adult learners’ leadership skills. Your donation would enable many more men and women around the United States to gain the skills they need for self-advocacy, public speaking, critical thinking, team building, strategic planning, and more. All of these skills can be used in transition for the adult learners' entire life, especially in jobs, careers, continuing education, community, and family.
Our goal is to raise $5,000 for adult learner leadership training by April 30, 2013.
- $25 provides one adult learner the materials and training needed to participate in Capitol Hill Day
- $200 registers one adult learner to attend the U.S. Conference on Adult Literacy
- $500 covers one adult learner's accommodations and meals to attend the U.S. Conference on Adult Literacy
- $1,000 sponsors an adult learner's complete USCAL conference costs, including travel, accommodations, meals, and registration
Please donate to this important project. Even a donation as small as $10 helps us meet our goal. Any amount, no matter how large or small, helps make a difference in the lives of new adult learners.