This country was built on a foundation of carefully chosen words
and yet one in five adults in our community cannot read those words for themselves. Many cannot perform their jobs well, read
to their child, or discover the simple joy of a good novel because their reading skills are inadequate.
We can do
so much better. The ripple effect associated with literacy is notable: imagine how much easier your job would be if everyone
could communicate effectively.
Now, imagine how much better our country would be if more people could read well enough to get jobs.