Literacy Promotion

Rhode Island State Chair:   Jacquelyn Smith

From the National Committee...

The Literacy Challenge Committee was established in 1989 to meet the needs of the increasing number of illiterate individuals. In July 2007 the committee's name was changed to the Literacy Promotion Committee to better reflect the work of the committee.

According to the most recent National Assessment of Adult Literacy, conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, as many as 1 in 7 adults in the United cannot read at levels necessary to succeed in today's society. Across the country, Daughters are meeting the challenge and helping those with significant literacy needs to learn to read, to gain self respect and confidence, and to reach life goals that otherwise would not be obtainable.

Rhode Island DAR State Committee Goals

  • To promote the joy of reading to children.
  • To empower those who don't read English well to understand important lingo for safety including warning labels and ingredients.
  • To help intermediate readers (of any language background) to fill out important documents.
  • To teach the fundamental basics of reading to adults of any language background.