Learning how to read, write and speak English can dramatically enhance a person's hiring potential.
These skills can also empower an individual with better social interaction and self-confidence.
Literacy Lubbock supports programs that enable people to become literate.
Lynda Dutton, Executive Director, said 13 percent of the Lubbock County population is considered illiterate.
Lubbock Area United Way funds the Adult Literacy and ESL Program.
Adult Literacy is designed to teach adults how to read or improve skills necessary to pass the GED test.
English as a Second Language, ESL, teaches reading, writing and speaking skills.
Tutors and teachers in the program are nearly 100 percent volunteers, helping to make these classes completely free of charge.
View the attached video to see and learn more.