Literacy for Life
Genesee County is challenged by a silent crisis: one in two adults lack the basic skills needed to meet 21st century education, employment and life requirements. Many adults are unable to complete a job description effectively, help their children with homework, or read information on a prescription bottle.
Flint & Genesee Literacy Network
A child’s capacity to read at grade level is a strong indicator of life success. Twenty-nine percent of fourth graders in Genesee County are below state standards in reading. And we know that children who struggle to read at grade level often have parents who have low literacy skills. That’s why our commitment to literacy is based on a two generation approach … providing resources and supports for both children and adults.
Summer learning loss is addressed by the Flint & Genesee Literacy Network, funded in part by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.
CFGF’s primary investment strategy to improve literacy rates in our community involves supporting the Flint & Genesee Literacy Network. In this way, we can help galvanize the entire community to address barriers faced by vulnerable learners. Our support of the Network involves serious financial support, serving on the governance body, and active participation by staff and CFGF volunteers on the Action Teams of the Network.