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Student Stories: From Under Employed to Restaurant Manager
Posted by Ben Davis on May 16, 2017 in categoryStudent Stories categoryWomen's Empowerment

 

Flor, who read at a second-grade level, was working in a low-wage job in a packing house and was unable to help her struggling daughter in school. After seeking out literacy help at Literacy Services of Indian River County she was able to get a job as a restaurant manager and—most importantly—was able to help her daughter earn advanced placement in her middle school classes.


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At Age 66, Army Vet Conquers Learning to Read

 

Sammy King was 66 years old when he learned how to read. He was inspired after learning about Helen Keller and decided it was finally time to get the help he needed and become literate. This is King’s literacy journey.

 


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From Poverty to Preacher at Age 30

 

Jesse Cradduck was an adult who suffered with low literacy. But for Jesse, there was more to it than that. Starting early in life, he faced unimaginable obstacles one after another into adulthood. His ability to overcome finally began with a referral to a local literacy program. Learning to read would eventually lead him to become the inspiration he is to many around the world today.


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Remembering the Literacy Legend Who Learned to Read at 54
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on March 09, 2017 in categoryStudent Stories

Archie Willard, founder and first president of VALUEUSA, passed away February 25. He is remembered as a devoted and compassionate advocate of adult literacy and health literacy, and as an inspiration to adult learners everywhere. 



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Student Stories: Say “No” to Shame and “Yes” to Reading
Posted by Michele Bellso on October 13, 2016 in categoryStudent Stories categoryStories from the Field

Student Stories: Say 'No' to Shame and 'Yes' to Reading

Read how one man learned to read after a life-altering accident.


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