Good Life

June 17, 2014

Helping Hands | Literacy training helps in work, life

Imagine not being able to read to your children or understand directions on the medicine label when they are sick with bronchitis. The census reports that about 11 percent of adults in Centre County and 14 percent in Clearfield County are functionally illiterate. Illiteracy prevents people from entering the workforce and is inter-generational. Low literacy is linked to poor health outcomes, including higher rates of hospitalization and difficulty accessing health care. Mid-State Literacy Council is committed to helping its students improve their lives and their families’ lives by promoting health literacy and employment literacy. Your investment in literacy positively affects our community.

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