The mission of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County is to improve the quality of life in our community by promoting and achieving literacy.
Their goal is to ensure that every child and every adult in Palm Beach County becomes A READER.
Who Do they Service
- The mother who can't read a letter sent home by her daughter's teacher.
- The worker who claims he left his glasses at home rather than admit he can't read the instructions left by his boss.
- The preschool child who lives in a home that doesn't contain a single book.
- The family who lives in poverty because the parents don't have the literacy skills to qualify for a job that pays a family sustaining wage.
One in seven adults in Palm Beach County is unable to read and understand information found in books, newspapers, magazines, brochures and manuals. Through extensive outreach and collaboration with a network of community partners, the Literacy Coalition strives to ensure that individuals who need to improve their literacy skills receive the help they need. In 2008, the Literacy Coalition provided services to more than 30,000 adults, children and families.
Become a Literacy Ambassador
Individuals or teams that raise more than $1,000 above the registration fee will receive special citations as Literacy Ambassadors for their outstanding leadership in supporting the programs of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. Setting up your own fund raising page on Active.com at the time you register is quick and easy. Every dollar you raise helps fund vital programs that benefit local children and families.
For more information on the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County visit: http://www.literacypbc.org/