Gap Year, Combating Adult Low Literacy Rates
For many high school seniors, the fall will bring new colleges and universities as they move toward their eventual career goals. But thousands of students--and the number is growing-- will hit pause on their academic pursuits and take what is known as a gap year.
Then, it's estimated some 36 million adults in the United States are trying to make it with reading abilities of a grade school student or lower. The effort to combat adult low literacy rates.
Kari Semel, DePaul University Student
Joseph O'Shea, Ph.D., Author, "Gap Year: How Delaying College Changes People in Ways the World Needs"
Lee Friedman, CEO, College Now Greater Cleveland
Ethan Knight, Executive Director, American Gap Association
Phillip Robinson, Executive Director, City Year Cleveland
Robert Paponetti, Executive Director, Cleveland Literacy Cooperative
Susan Sheehan, Director of Adult Education Services, Parma City School District