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Flint & Genesee Literacy Fair

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/08/2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location
GST Michigan Works!
711 N. Saginaw Street
Flint, MIchigan, 48503
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The Flint & Genesee Literacy Fair will include providers across Genesee County eager
to assist adult learners with achieving their personal and professional academic goals

It’s no secret that the literacy percentage rate in Flint has gone down
tremendously from pre-water crisis until now. According to the Detroit Free Press, there is a
“75% drop in reading proficiency in the city of Flint.” Genesee County Literacy Coalition and its
partner organizations have come together to roll up their sleeves and provide free literacy
services for the betterment of Flint and Genesee County.

They have put together an opportunity for those that would like to sharpen their literacy skills,
(be it reading, writing, math or otherwise) to meet with organizations from across the County
that will all come together in one location to make their free services available and answer any
questions the attendees may have. “I touched an educational experience and I want to do more,”
said Danielle Brown, chairperson of Genesee County Literacy Coalition. “This event is for
individuals that are ready to go back to school, get back to work, complete high school, sharpen
their skills, or perhaps they just want to be able to read to their children at night, we can help!”
There are also services available for individuals who are learning to read and write in English as
a second language.

This event is being brought to the community by additional sponsors and they are as follows:

1. Valley Area Agency on Aging- Senior Corp
2. Flint & Genesee Literacy Network
3. Flint Development Center
4. Omar Center
5. C.O.F.Y- New Beginnings Adult Learning Program
6. St. Luke’s New Life Adult Learning Center
7. Academy West
8. Mott Adult High School
9. Friends of Berston
10. Boaz Center

Everyone is welcome to attend this event. The event takes place on November 08, 2019, from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. at GST Michigan Works! on the lower level, 711 N. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48503.