September 18–24, 2022 marks the annual Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, hosted by the National Coalition for Literacy. In recognition of Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, the Wallace Community College–Dothan (WCCD) Adult Education Department will hold a “Family Literacy Week Block Party” community event on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Dothan campus. The event will feature story telling, arts and crafts, raffles, games, refreshments and more. Adults and children of all ages are encouraged to attend and dress as their favorite book character. This fun and informative event will also share information about the Adult Education services offered to the community.
The Wallace Community College–Dothan (WCCD) Adult Education Department is part of a national network of organizations that work to change lives and communities through the power of adult literacy.
According to ProLiteracy, the leading membership organization advancing the cause of adult literacy and basic education in the nation, more than 43 million adults in the U.S. cannot read, write, or do basic math above a third-grade level.
“Here at home, in our own state, we know that 14.8% of our residents lack basic literacy skills, to include the ability to read and write. This is equivalent to about 751,000 residents,” said Amanda Clarke, WCCD Adult Education Instructional Coordinator. “Literacy helps families to be healthier and safer and provides opportunities for adults to support themselves through work, contributing ultimately to the economic growth of our region and our country.”
For more information on WCCD’s Adult Education Department, visit https://www.wallace.edu/programs/adult-education/ or call 334-556-2373.