LiteracyCNY

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It’s well-established that education is often key to breaking the cycle of poverty by opening doors better-paying jobs.  But what about something as basic as literacy?  An estimated 60,000 adults in Onondaga County lack literacy skills. 


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Scott Willis / WAER News

ProLiteracy and LiteracyCNY are teaming up to create a mentoring program for adults wishing to take the high school equivalency exam. Their new program, called “Buddy Up,” seeks to create a corps of highly-trained volunteers to support 225 low-income, underserved youth and young adults studying for the exam.