Letter: Basic skills
According to the recently released Program for the International Assessment for Adult Competencies (PIAAC), one in six American adults struggles with basic English literacy. This amounts to a staggering 36 million people between the ages of 16 and 65 who struggle on a daily basis to perform basic tasks such as completing a job application, understanding a medication label, or reading a simple story to their children.
The Prescott Valley Library Adult Literacy Group (PVLALG) is an all-volunteer organization working for more than 30 years to teach reading, writing and English to adults in the tri-city area. PVLALG is affiliated with ProLiteracy Worldwide. The program is free to adults older than 18 and out of school.
On May 18, the PVLALG will be hosting at the Prescott Valley Library a celebration of literacy success. Both tutors and their students will be attending.
The PVLALG would not have such a successful record without the support of the Town of Prescott Valley library, the City of Prescott library and the Town of Chino Valley library.
They provide the necessary space for our tutors and students to meet in a private and quiet place to undertake their studies.
We thank the tutors who have retired from the program who helped us build on their successful work to grow our program.
We also thank our generous donors who allow us to continue to provide a necessary service to the community.
Kathy Lewis, Director
Prescott Valley Library