Did you know that some states actually use current elementary school illiteracy rates to determine how many beds to purchase for the prison system?
With our give-a-book, take-a-book program our goal is to encourage literacy within our communities by providing access to free books, for all ages, and help establish the necessary life skill crucial for success.
According to the United States Department of Education
- Over 60% of adults in the US prison system read at or below the fourth grade level.
- 85% of US juvenile inmates are functionally illiterate.
- 43% of adults at the lowest level of literacy lived below the poverty line, as opposed to 4% of those with the highest levels of literacy.
"The Health Literacy of America's Adults" (PDF). United States Department of Education. 2006. Retrieved 23 February 2010.
"Begin To Read". 2015. http://www.begintoread.com/research/literacystatistics.html
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