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Literacy skills coming up short in the Midlands

Adults gathering at Turning Pages learning literacy skills that will help them for the future.

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH)- According to a number of studies when it comes to basic literacy skills, thousands of adults in South Carolina come up short.

One group in the Midlands is working to improve their quality of life by teaching them how to read and write.Turning Pages Learning Program has been helping adults better their education since 1968.

South Carolina has been dealing with low literacy rates for some time now. The state of South Carolina as a whole has the 3rd highest illiteracy rate in the U.S.

A 2003 study from the national assessment of adult literacy showing that about 46,000 residents living in Richland County lacked basic literacy skills.

Turning Pages continues looking to improve the quality of life for people in the Midlands and is always looking those skills .

Click here if you are interested in learning more about their program, tutoring, or becoming a learner.

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