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Illiteracy is a major problem in the United States. The number of children and adults who can not read is staggering. This problem is a concern for all parent's, but for Christian parent's illiteracy should go deeper than just someone else's child. As a Christian parent you should try to help alleviate this major problem facing the citizen's of your community.
There are a number of options a Christian parent can do to help solve illiteracy in their city. The most important is to become involved. When you become involved you are helping and teaching your children to become better citizens. You teach them it's not alright to make fun of someone who cannot read. You teach them the value of learning. You teach them good citizenship.
One of your main objectives as a Christian parent is to become involved. Involvement is the key to reading success.
1. Volunteer: You can volunteer to help someone learn to read through your local library, your child's school or even at your church.
2. Attend illiteracy forums: A great place to start is The Literacy Council. This organization provides many different resources.
3. Provide books: One of the keys to reading success is the ability to have an opportunity to read. Many illiterate children and adult's have never read a book. You can contact RIF for more information.
Christian parent's should address the problem of illiteracy with their children also. Get your child involved. Together as a family you can have a local book drive to collect gently worn books or have a fund raiser in your community and invite a local children's author.
There are many avenue's to solving the problem of illiteracy in Birmingham and it starts with you.
A great online resource can be found at U.S. Dept. of Education.