716.651.0465 | Airport Commerce Park | 303 Cayuga Rd., Suite 180 | Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Featured News - Current News - Archived News - News Categories

Back To School Time Should Focus On Parents Too

Mon, Aug 28th 2017 04:00 pm
Low-literate parents who have the opportunity to improve their own skills are more likely to have a positive impact on their children's educational achievements, according to Cheryl Hernandez, Executive Director of the Kenosha Literacy Council.
In an August 24th Kenosha News article, Hernandez wrote: It's estimated that 36 million adults in the U.S. struggle with basic reading, writing, and math. Because of this, everyday tasks like reading a menu, filling out a job application, or helping children with homework are more difficult. At the Kenosha Literacy Council we see firsthand how adult literacy is a factor in almost every socioeconomic issue, including parenting, health care, workforce development, and poverty. We believe that literacy is a basic human right and the foundation for lifelong learning. Our programs teach reading, writing and speaking skills to adults so they and their families can achieve financial independence, good health and greater involvement in our community.
How can you help?
1. Volunteer
Being a volunteer literacy tutor doesn't take much time, is easy to learn how to do and is fun! You don't need to know another language or have teaching experience. With many different tutoring options available, you're sure to find one that fits your schedule. Check our website for literacy programs in your area.
2. Advocate
You can help raise awareness by talking to your friends and family about literacy. September is National Literacy Awareness Month. Follow LNY on social media to learn more. You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/literacynewyork/
Strong adult literacy programs bring a powerful return on investment by impacting the lives of the adult learners, their families, and communities. When individuals learn how to read, write, do basic math, and use computers, they have the power to lift themselves out of poverty and change their lives.

comments powered by Disqus