Lexington Four Community Partnership
* Read to Learn * Read to Lead * Read to LIVE *
The purpose of the Lexington Four Community Literacy Partnership (CLP) is to build awareness of the focus on literacy
in our Lexington Four Community and to deepen the involvement of all
stakeholders in the quest for ensuring every student’s success through
We will do this by:
Raising awareness of the vital role literacy
plays in school and life
Strengthening natural partnerships between
schools and communities
Providing additional opportunities for Summer
We look for new ideas and bold moves while we embrace and create change. We are committed to the cause of literacy. Every person should have
the chance to achieve their potential and participate fully in society.
Future Community Partnership Schedule
Date: October 21, 2015
Time: Breakfast and Fellowship at 8:00
Meeting begins at 8:30
Location: Sandhills Elementary School Media Center
is the ability to read, write, compute, and use technology at a level
that enables an individual to reach his or her full potential as a
parent, employee, and community member.
- There are 774 million adults around the world who are illiterate in their native languages.
- Two-thirds of the world’s illiterate adults are women.
the U.S., 30 million people over age 16 — 14 percent of the country’s
adult population — don’t read well enough to understand a newspaper
story written at the eighth grade level or fill out a job application.
- The United States ranks fifth on adult literacy skills when compared to other industrialized nations.
low literacy can be connected to almost every socio-economic issue in
the United States: More than 60 percent of all state and federal
corrections inmates can barely read and write.;
Low health literacy costs between $106 billion and $238 billion each
year in the U.S. — 7 to 17 percent of all annual personal health care
spending.; Low literacy’s effects cost the U.S. $225 billion or more
each year in non-productivity in the workforce, crime, and loss of tax
revenue due to unemployment.
- Globally, illiteracy can be linked to:
Gender abuse, including female infanticide and female circumcision;
Extreme poverty (earning less than $1/day); High infant mortality and
the spread of HIV/Aids, malaria, and other preventable infectious