"Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?” – Erich Fromm
“Literacy is a human right, a tool of personal empowerment and a means for social and human development. Educational opportunities depend on literacy. Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all and essential for eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality, curbing population growth, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace, and democracy.”From “Why Is Literacy Important?” UNESCO, 2010
We Help Adults Develop Their Literacy Skills
According to 2020 U.S. Census Bureau data, 15.5% of Midland County adults and 24% of Ector County adults lack a high school diploma or equivalent. An additional average of 40% have limited English proficiency in both counties. These figures combined indicate that as many as one in four Permian Basin adults (approximately 80,000 people) may need our help!
PBALC knows that the real impact of our program is seen in the everyday interactions of our students, as much as in their more obvious achievements. When we help adults develop their literacy skills, we equip parents to advocate for their children; we build resumes; we give dignity to those who have lost hope. Our impact ripples throughout the community as our students’ lives intersect with others, and they work within their own families to end the generational cycle of limited literacy. For this reason, our goal is to provide quality tutoring services to every adult in our community who wants and needs them.
To learn more about the literacy services we provide, please visit Our About page.