The Junior League of Greater Alton is partnering with Lewis and Clark Community College’s Family Literacy program in an effort following a recent community survey. The program at the college currently assists 30 families, which include 45 children with the goal of breaking the cycle of inter-generational illiteracy.

Services provided include basic skills instruction with the goal of having parents return to school to get their GED, career exploration and development, parenting workshops and other events and support services. To be eligible, the adult caregiver must be in need of basic skills instruction and be living with one or more children age 16 or younger. For more information on Adult Education services provided by L&C visit

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