The National Center for Family Literacy reports that research shows children’s literacy levels are strongly linked to the literacy levels of their parents, especially their mothers. Literate adults raise healthier and more successful children.
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 defines literacy as an individual’s ability to read, write, speak English, and compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and in society, to achieve one’s goals, and develop one’s knowledge and potential..
The term functional illiteracy refers to those individuals who, even knowing how to read and write simple phrases, do not have the basic aptitudes to satisfy the demands of their daily needs nor to develop themselves personally and professionally.
Indy Reads is a literacy nonprofit transforming lives in Indianapolis. Indy Writes Books, unites local authors in a cross-genre anthology celebrating the love of reading. The book features fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and puzzles centered around bookstores and reading. Featuring best-selling authors John Green and Dan Wakefield. All proceeds from Indy Writes Books support Indy Reads’ adult and family literacy programs in Indiana.
Join Travis DiNicola, the executive director of Indy Reads, and me on Tuesday, September 8, 10-11 A.M. CT US. We will be discussing how they're changing lives through the love for literature/reading.