This competition gives us the opportunity to help propel adult education into the 21st century and directly impact the lives of millions of people across the U.S.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (PRWEB) April 03, 2019
ProLiteracy, the leader in adult literacy content development, programs, and advocacy for more than 60 years, announces its official entry into the $1 million Adult Literacy XPRIZE Communities Competition, a national competition that challenges organizations and communities to recruit adults with low literacy skills to download and use effective and convenient learning apps.
The free mobile apps that will be available for use during the Communities Competition include the two Adult Literacy XPRIZE grand prize winners: Learning Upgrade, a fun and engaging way to help students learn English and math through songs, video, games, and rewards; and Codex: Lost Words of Atlantis, a mobile game based on an archeological adventure storyline to help adult learners improve their English reading skills.
With the ProLiteracy code 1155, the apps can be downloaded on an Android smartphone or tablet from the Google Play Store. The Communities Competition runs April 1 through August 31, 2019, but all adult learners who activate the apps will have access to those apps for one full year beyond the competition.
“We are excited to be part of the XPRIZE Communities Competition. This competition gives us the opportunity to help propel adult education into the 21st century and directly impact the lives of millions of people across the U.S.,” said Kevin Morgan, president and CEO of ProLiteracy. “If the ProLiteracy team is one of the top winners, prize money will go directly back to programs through the National Book Fund® to help provide learners with access to quality educational materials.”
“More than 36 million adults in the U.S. lack basic English literacy, yet only five percent have access to educational services,” said Shlomy Kattan, executive director of the Adult Literacy XPRIZE. “By working with organizations and individuals across the country, we are one step closer to dramatically increasing access to adult basic education and English language learning for millions of learners to help individuals and families gain the skills they need to unlock new opportunities and improve their lives.”
Visit proliteracy.org/XPRIZE for more information on the competition, the apps, and available resources, including a toolkit that clearly guides participants through detailed distribution and download options.
ProLiteracy is the largest adult literacy and basic education nonprofit organization in the nation. ProLiteracy works with adult learners and with local and national organizations to help adults gain the reading, writing, math, computer, and English skills they need to be successful. ProLiteracy advocates on behalf of adult learners and the programs that serve them, provides training and professional development, and publishes materials used in adult literacy and basic education instruction. ProLiteracy has 1,000 member programs in all 50 states, and works with 50 nongovernmental organizations in 34 developing countries. For more information, visit ProLiteracy.org.