Gap Year, Combating Adult Low Literacy Rates

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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.



American Gap Association

College Now Greater Cleveland

City Year Cleveland

Cleveland Literacy Cooperative

Parma Schools Adult Education


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  

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