Whether you struggle with reading or breeze through books, have trouble with numbers or solve for x with no problems, fret over computers or can navigate software with ease, literacy is an issue that affects all of us. Individually, even if we have strong skills, if they aren’t used, literacy and skills can decline over time. Collectively, our communities, our business and our economy are stronger when citizens are engaged, workers are highly skilled, and innovation abounds.
This Saturday, take some time to think about all kinds of literacies: reading, writing, numeracy, digital, social, civic and so many others. Then think about the things you like to do – chances are, some flavour of literacy plays a part in many of them. Then get out there and learn, teach or do!
Opportunities to build skills are all around us. On September 8, take advantage!