Adult Ed celebrating Family Literacy Week
By Diane Crawley

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

When I approach people to discuss the importance of family literacy and adult education, people ask me why they should care.  What makes family literacy and adult education so important to Russellville?

Answers can be long and complicated.  Beyond the immediate reward that each of our students feel when they have accomplished a lifelong goal of earning their GED, adult education reaches beyond the boundaries of Logan County.  When any individual learns how to read, write, perform basic math functions, their standard of living improves.  Self-supporting job opportunities become available that had never been available before. 

On a national basis, low literacy rates add an estimated $230 billion to our national health costs.  (Source: The National Assessment of Adult Literacy (Department of Education) Lack of proper training results in low-productivity, and higher unemployment rates.  People at the lowest literacy levels have the highest rate of unemployment. (Source:Bureau of Labor Statistics (Department of Labor)

Logan County Adult Education works hard to help improve the lives of many local citizens.  In an effort to help Logan County understand what we do here, all year long, we are celebrating National Family Literacy Week from September 23-26.  Please visit our Professional Learning Center at 121 South Spring Street in Russellville.

Visit our Learning Center  and a staff member will be happy to guide a tour of our facility.  The Learning Center is open Mondays and Tuesdays  8 a.m. -6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays 8 – 4 for tours. 

If you are interested in earning your GED please call 270-726-8777.


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