When adults improve their literacy, everyone in their family stands to have their lives improve as well.
Additionally, improving adult literacy strengthens our economy. The whole community benefits.
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The High Price of Low Literacy
Literate adults contribute to our local economy. They earn money, spend money, support other jobs, and pay taxes.
Adults with low literacy and no education cost all of us. They earn money, spend money, support other jobs, and pay taxes.
So low literacy costs us twice. We're missing members of the educated workforce Maine needs to thrive, and we also spend more on social services.
Every adult who gains literacy skills improves our community. Support adult literacy and support our most precious resource…our people.