Illiteracy A Huge Problem In The States

Those 40 million people may struggle to find the signature line on a social security card. A local Kiwanis chapter is getting involved early, hoping to help children stay interested in language and become literate adults by giving them free dictionaries, like the ones handed out to some Pitt County 3rd graders by members of the Ayden-Grifton Kiwanis Club. Ayden town manager and Kiwanis Club member, Adam Mitchell, says he hopes the children can stay interested in language and avoid joining the tens of millions of Americans who can't read. According to the National Institute for Literacy, about 22 percent of North Carolinians read at the lowest level.