Adult Literacy Matters in Maricopa County
Of the approximately 3.8 million people living in Maricopa County, nearly 41,000 adults age 18+ do not have a high school degree or GED. In today’s workforce, it is hard to find meaningful employment without secondary education, which leads to devastating consequences for these individuals.
Adult literacy matters. Parents are the child’s first teachers and have huge influence on the child’s learning. When they become more literate, parents become role models for their children making them want to read.
Based on the latest stats of adults enrolled in adult education classes:
Southwest Valley Literacy. When students can help financially support themselves or their family it is awe-inspiring.
Source: AZ Department of Education-Adult Education Services 2012-2013