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Celebrate Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2019

Posted on 9/23/2019

Adult Education & Family Literacy Week September 22-28 2019 #AEFLWeekImage by ProLiteracy

First proposed by the National Center for Literacy (NCL) in the early 2010s, the National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week this year is September 22 to 28. This week is a great opportunity for adult education programs to promote the many ways they are working to raise adult literacy levels in their local communities and across the country.

NCL and ProLiteracy, two national organizations committed to combating adult illiteracy in the US, have compiled a number of resources to better understand literacy issues and their impact on individuals and families, and resources to advocate for more funding and services that tackle illiteracy and support adult learners.

  • AEFL Week resource links – There are a variety of resources here: fact sheets, advocacy materials, and other information from NCL and some of its partner organizations.

  • Census 2020 resource links – With the census coming up next year, topics include an overview of the 2020 Census, how people are counted, census jobs, resources for teaching and learning and for programs, and advocacy.

  • Social media activities and messaging – How to spread the word about AEFL Week on social media, including messaging developed in a number of topic areas (also available here on the ProLiteracy website: Sample AEFL Week Social Media Messages). ProLiteracy has included a logo and social media images and videos on its Adult Education and Family Literacy Week Toolkit

  • ProLiteracy has its Toolkit with sections on adult literacy facts, suggested activities, sample letters and media releases, and social media.

Make the most of Adult Education and Family Literacy Week by highlighting and sharing your adult learner successes!

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN180031 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.