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We request your participation in our event, "The National Graduates 5K Walkathon: Promoting Adult Literacy/Basic Education to Bridge the Achievement Gap". The event will occur in the Nation's Capital City, Washington D.C., on May 6, 2023, starting at the Washington Monument ground. Participants will walk the 5K distance in their graduation caps and gowns, representing all levels of academic achievements: Doctorate, Master's, Bachelor's, and High School.
Our purpose is to celebrate academic achievement across the nation as we promote Adult Literacy/Basic Education to bridge the Achievement Gap among non-high school completers and graduates. We also hope to encourage a more inclusive, knowledgeable, and skilled workforce as we continue to bridge the gap.
Today, 34 million adults in the U.S. are without a high school diploma (Ad Council, 2019). Moreover, according to statistics, non-H.S. graduates have the highest unemployment rate and earn significantly less than H.S graduates over time (Department of Labor, 2021). These disparities have significant social disadvantages, such as poor health conditions, high crime rates, high poverty, and repetitive family dropout cycles, esp. among lower-income communities, where the dropout rate and lack of basic skills are higher (All4Ed, 00:06:15-01:02:50).
Additionally, a recent study from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) found that 43 million U.S. adults possessed below literacy skills, which meant they were "functionally illiterate in English. They were unable to successfully determine the meaning of sentences, read relatively short texts to locate a single piece of information, or complete simple forms." (U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NCES, 2019).
YOURpath is helping combat the adult literacy and high school non-graduate problem in America by offering online adult basic education and career advancement: Student enrollee #1, Student enrollee#2, Student enrollee#3, Student enrollee #4, Student enrollee #5, etc. Our mission is to ensure that every student enrolled in our program achieves their high school equivalency diploma by successfully passing either the General Education Development (GED) or the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and has access to resources for advanced learning and employment/career opportunities upon the attainment of their diploma.
Since YOURpath's conception in 2018, we have achieved remarkable results:
Just imagine how much more we can do with your support. COME and JOIN US. Let's fellowship together while also making a HUGE impact where it counts! Register TODAY below!
The event registration and admission fee is $100. All fees/donations will support our Adult Literacy, Basic Education, and "Next Step" programs. Thank you for your participation and support! Please get in touch with YOURpath4adultlearners@gmail.com if you have any problems registering for or donating to the event. To download the event's agenda/schedule, click on the link.