P.A.L.S. - Project Adult Literacy Society


P.A.L.S. - Project Adult Literacy Society is a community-based literacy program that addresses the learning needs of adults with low-level literacy skills. Literacy is having the skills to use printed material in daily living. One in three adults in Edmonton do not have these skills. Math literacy is using math in daily living.  One in two adults in Edmonton have low-level math skills.

Our mission is “Changing Lives Though Literacy.” We work toward creating a community in which all adults are functionally literate so that they can reach their full potential.

Our programs:
·Literacy helps adults develop reading, writing, and comprehension skills.
·Literacy for English Language Learners (LELL) assists established immigrant adults develop speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills in English as a second language. More than 50% of students are Canadian Citizens and 90% have lived in Canada for more than 4 years.
·Math Literacy assists adult students to increase their skills in order to pass an entrance examination into apprenticeships or other educational programs, or to develop their skills for daily living.

On Giving Tuesday, P.A.L.S. will be sharing the stories of our learners and volunteers on what literacy means to them and the difference improved reading, writing, math, and computer skills can make in a person’s life. Share your story with us on Facebook or Twitter!

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