What is Literacy?
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How Literacy Affects Our Economy
The National Literacy Act defines literacy as:
An individual's ability to read, write and speak English; To compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job and in society; To achieve one's goals and develop one's knowledge and potential.
Literacy is not the end product, but a means to a better life for each person, and that person's family, employer, and the community in which that person lives
2018 Fact Finder
US Census Bureau Hall County Population - 202,148
Percent of High school graduates - 78.2%
Adults 25 years and older without a high school diploma or GED - 21.8%
Number of Adult Education students served by Alliance's Centers in 2018 - 729
By 2024, 90% of jobs in Georgia will require at least a high school diploma or equivalent (such as the GED credential).
Since the Alliance joined the Certified Literate Community Program in 1994, the percentage of adults without a high school diploma in Hall County has decreased from 35% to 22%.