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Reading has always been important to me when raising my children. As a child my mom read to us daily and I try my best to do the same with my kids. I try to make sure they are reading ahead of what their grade level is and to instill the importance of education in them. Thankfully Tom fully supports my efforts as his educational life has been a bit of a challenge. When he was in high school he dropped out in the 10th grade and got his GED and many times he has said he wished his mom had pushed him to finish school rather then signing the papers for him to drop out.
Here are some interesting facts about the literacy rates in our country
- Every year in the United States, one in every three young adults drops out of school.
- More than 30 million adults in the United States read at the lowest level of literacy.
- Among the 30 members of the OECD, the United States is the only country in which the younger adults are less educated than the previous generation.
- More than 35.7 million adults ages 18-64 do not have a high school diploma.
Recently I learned that Dollar General has a Literacy program to help those with reading and staying in school. After seeing some of the facts and stats about the issues with education and people dropping out in our country I even more thought that the Dollar General Literacy program was very valuable. Since 1993 the Dollar General Literacy program has donated over 81 Million dollars to nonprofit organization and schools that has helped over 4.7 million people!!! Lipton© and Pepsi© have teamed up to donate 50,000 to the Dollar General Literacy foundation as well! I love it when I hear about companies helping those in need, I think it is important for us to all work together to help with the education of country!
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