Indy Reads Books
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Problem: Adult Illiteracy is an educational, health, economic, and
family issue. The National Assessment of Adult Literacy estimates that
100,000 adults in Marion County are functionally illiterate. They can’t
fill out a job application, read a prescription, take a driver’s test,
or check their child’s homework. Illiteracy impacts the individual, and
the family: it is difficult to work, and near impossible to be
self-sufficient. Illiteracy is linked to poverty, criminal activity,
poor health and early death. A parent’s literacy level accurately
predicts a child’s future academic and economic success. Reading for
pleasure isn’t even an option if you’re illiterate. This is about
reading for survival. The Solution: Indy Reads is the only organization in Central Indiana accredited by ProLiteracy Worldwide providing
free basic adult literacy tutoring to adults who read at or below the
sixth grade level. Utilizing trained volunteers we will work with
over 1,100 adult students in 2010, helping them to become
self-sufficient. Volunteer training is the foundation of our
organization. After going through an orientation, volunteers then go
through training before they are matched with a student from our waiting
list or begin working in one of our Literacy Labs.In
2009 Indy Reads provided free tutoring and literacy assistance to 983
adults in Central Indiana – a 76% increase over 2008, and a 180%
increase over 2007. Our goal is to “Make Indianapolis 100% Literate.” We
believe that everyone should have an opportunity to learn to read.
Since 1984, we have been helping to open doors for adults through
welcome your involvement and support as a volunteer, donor, or by
encouraging a low level reader to give us a call. To find out how you
can make a difference in someone’s life, call us at 317-275-4040.
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