September is National Literacy Month

September is National Literacy Month

Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin Bringing Awareness to Critical Issue in the Area

MIDLAND, TX – For the month of September, the Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin is launching several campaigns and programs to bring awareness to the literacy issues facing our West Texas community. Right now, one in three adults in the Permian Basin reads below a 3rd grade reading level which is considered low-literate. Low-literate individuals face day-to-day challenges including struggling to read doctor’s prescriptions, staying safe on our highways, and communicating with children’s teachers, just to name a few.

In honor of National Literacy Month, the LCPB is announcing the inaugural literacy sub-grant opportunity, funded by its generous donors. Literacy providers and programs can apply and be considered for sub-grants of up to $5,000. These funds can be used to pay for tutors, GED tests for students, or curriculum. The application window opens on September 6, 2022, and membership in the LCPB is required. See www.literacypb.org for more information.

During September, the LCPB will also promote the current active providers in adult literacy through their social media channels, and promote their services and contact information. The LCPB will also launch a campaign in Spanish to promote literacy and Hispanic heritage month.

In addition, the LCPB will be participating in “Barrio Fest” on September 16, 2022, in Fort Stockton. Educational stations will be hosted from 8:30am-11:30am.