United Way supports literacy

October 31, 2003

Dear Editor:

The Danville-Boyle County Literacy Program is located in Danville High School. It is the only program of its kind in Boyle County.

This program works with adults from 16-70 years in age and also does a parent-child education program. We help area adults to read, write, and do basic math. Some learn to speak and write English and deal with issues related to and created by the lack of these skills.

The population that is served by this program includes undereducated and underemployed adult workers, unemployed adults, incarcerated adults, people who do not speak English and dislocated workers.


Programs offered are Adult Reading Program (one-to-one), ESL (English as a Second Language), Adult Education & Basic Skills, Program in our local Detention Center, and Family Literacy.

The Heart of Kentucky United Way has made it possible for the literacy program to meet the needs of these people in this community.

Not only are we able to have the literacy program in the Danville Adult Education Center but we also serve many off-site programs in Boyle County, which helps with transportation problems.

Lack of education, a high school diploma, a GED, and even basic reading/writing skills are barriers to employment and self-sufficiency. Educational needs must be addressed along with gaining employment-related skills for participants.

This is all possible through the Heart of Kentucky United Way. A big thanks United Way for what you do to help the Danville/Boyle County Literacy Program and all the other agencies throughout the community.

Charlotte Preston and staff

Danville/Boyle County Literacy Program

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