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The Family Literacy Academy at Lake Wales

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family reading picture copyLiteracy is the catalyst that inspires families and communities to raise the achievement bar. Family is the conduit for long-lasting, meaningful change.

The community-based Family Literacy Academy at Lake Wales (FLALW) is a grant recipient of the Barbara Bush Family Literacy Foundation, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, and the GiveWell Community Foundation. In partnership with Polk State College, FLALW strives to remove the barriers to education through a focus on literacy for the entire family. Staff and volunteers nurture participating families to become lifelong learners and readers, while simultaneously building a strong sense of self-worth.

The majority of program participants pursue and attain a higher education and rewarding careers, and become active members in the community.

The Family Literacy Academy at Lake Wales is a fully integrated, comprehensive educational program that benefits families throughout Polk County. The majority of FLALW’s budget is generated from private donations from individuals, corporations and foundations, as well as grants from the State of Florida.

Your support of the Family Literacy Academy at Lake Wales is greatly appreciated.