Human Library named 2023 Best PA Forward(R) Adult Literacy Program! North Wales Area Public Library was recognized by the municipalities […]Read More
2023 PA Forward® Adult Programming Awards Basic Literacy A Story to Tell Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity Information Literacy […]Read More
Pa Forward(R) is excited to announce the launch of a virtual programming library. Watch high quality library programming brought to […]Read More
Developing foundational competency including reading, writing, math, job application assistance, and overall life-skill development. Also includes STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) knowledge building on basic skills and concepts.
In preschool, children listening to stories is positively associated with activation of brain areas supporting mental imagery and narrative comprehension, regardless of household income.
Higher levels of inequality in literacy and numeracy skills are associated with greater inequality in the distribution of income.
Each year, low literacy costs the U.S. $225 billion or more in non-productivity in the workforce, with crime, and loss of tax revenue due to unemployment.
In all countries, individuals who score at lower levels of proficiency in literacy are more likely than those with higher proficiency to report poor health, believe that they have little to no impact on the political process, and not participate in associative or volunteer activities.