September Declared Literacy Month in Salem

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Mayor David Bower signs a proclamation observing September as National Literacy Month for the City of Salem. According to the National Center for Family Literacy, more than 30 million Americans have reading skills below basic literacy levels. Pictured with Mayor Bower is Washington County SOAR! Director Erica Schmidt. 

Washington County SOAR! Adult and Family Literacy’s mission is to increase literacy by promoting and providing educational resources for adults and families in Washington County. SOAR! is committed to breaking the cycle of family illiteracy and to helping each individual reach his or her potential.

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