Promoting awareness of literacy issues birth to adult, connecting learners to literacy resources, and supporting direct-service literacy providers.
Despite having to postpone our 2020 Spring Graduation, there is still lots to celebrate! The OIC Spring Class of 2020 turned up for professional headshots, gift bags, a word from our commencement speaker AND a little time for dancing! Please share the video link with everyone you know. We all could use some good news..."don't rush" see 10:03!
Find local resources to help children enter school ready to learn, fill in gaps if needed during the school years, and lay a solid foundation in literacy skills for a lifetime of learning.
Whether you're an adult needing assistance with reading and comprehension skills or looking for help with GED or HiSET testing, we're here to provide direction. Learn more about local adult literacy services.
How Can We Measure Literacy?
Literacy building blocks start from birth as a baby's brain grows through early language interactions. Talking to babies, singing to babies, and even reading to babies lays a solid foundation for school readiness and success in PreK and beyond. #ReadToBabiesOK
Third Grade Reading Success
After 3rd grade, students generally switch from learning to read to reading to learn. This makes mastery of basic reading skills crucial by the end of 3rd grade so they can be set up for later school success.
High School Graduation
High school graduation should be a launching pad for college or career success. Students who do not earn their high school diplomas have a much higher likelihood of unemployment and living in poverty.