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adulted@aos92.org • 873-5754-Waterville/Winslow ~ 465-9134-Messalonskee • Fax: (207) 873-7052
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Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

HOW ADULT EDUCATION HELPS BREAK THE CYCLE, AND THE IMPACT IT MAKES IN FAMILIES' LIVES

What difference does adult education make in adult learners’ lives?

Adult education helps adults break cycles of intergenerational poverty and illiteracy by giving them the skills they need to succeed as workers, family members, and citizens. Stories adult educators hear every day include the successes adult learners achieve, for example, because they:

  • can read, write, and do math
  • are now able to get and keep a job, as part of a meaningful career path, that provides family-sustaining wages
  • can help their children with their homework and be role models for younger generations
  • become citizens and contribute to their communities
  • succeed in postsecondary education and training
  • break the cycle of incarceration and recidivism and lead a life free of crime
  • achieve their dreams

According to adult graduate Chelsea Howard of New Orleans, LA, “…if you keep your momentum, adjust your path when necessary, and do not give up, you can accomplish anything.” Adult education programs and teachers help adult learners do just that.

 

Posted by Shelley McGowan  on September 26, 2016

 
 

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