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Breaking Ground’s Yesterday’s Dropouts

Breaking Ground’s Yesterday’s Dropouts

Breaking Ground focuses on the growing levels of poverty in the United States. This first documentary examines how low levels of literacy affect our individuals and communities. Montgomery County is home to around 34500 adult citizens with low literacy, 14% of the county’s total population. These citizens face unique challenges economically and socially. From understanding technical manuals for work, finding one’s way around town with a map, to being able to read the warning label on medications for a child, literacy skills are essential to successfully navigating the adult world.Your Montgomery City-County Public Library works toward providing adults with the resources needed to improve literacy. A more literate Montgomery is a safer, healthier, and wealthier Montgomery for all our citizens.