It’s a well-documented fact that illiteracy trickles down into every aspect of society. Children who aren’t read to during early childhood (preferably while in the womb) grow into adults who tend to drop out of high school, are underemployed, unemployed, and live in poverty.
The trickle-down effect of illiteracy also greatly impacts the economic growth and development of a country. A non-productive workforce can hinder a country’s ability to compete in an evolving, technology-driven, global economy.
Literacy Alliance of Metro Atlanta is doing their part to bridge the educational gap so that all Georgian’s have access to the resources they need to succeed in their personal lives, and in society.
The online registration deadline is Thursday, September 22, 2011. The fee is $20.00 for an individual, and $50.00 for a family of four. If you are unable to walk/run for literacy, you can still donate to the cause by being what the organization terms a "phantom walker." The 5K Walk/Run for Literacy begins and ends at Decatur Square.
This is a rain or shine event.