Wallace Community College marks Literacy Week

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) – Wallace Community College is working to increase reading rates in Alabama.

The college places great emphasis on National Literacy Week, and for good reason. Currently, 15% of Alabama residents lack basic reading skills.

Some of them go to Wallace to further their education. The Department of Adult Education hopes to expand its literacy program and find others who might seek help.

Organizers say Adult Education and Family Literacy Week is a perfect opportunity to highlight the benefits of reading. They are hosting a family block party to show simple ways to incorporate books into everyday life and talk about what the school can do to help.

“Our goal here is to show our students that they have a bright future,” said Educational Coordinator Amanda Clarke, “and that with the help of our staff and instructors, they will be able to achieve their goals. ”

The event isn’t just about accessing resources…it’s also a party! Clarke said families can dress up as their favorite book character.

The block party will take place next Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wallace Dothan Campus.

To learn more about Family Literacy Week in Wallace, click HERE.

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