For many high school seniors, the fall will bring new colleges and universities as they move toward their eventual career goals. But thousands of students--and the number is growing-- will hit pause on their academic pursuits and take what is known as a gap year. Then, it's estimated some 36 million adults in the United States are trying to make it with reading abilities of a grade school student or lower. The effort to combat adult low literacy rates.
-Kari Semel, DePaul University Student
-Joseph O'Shea, Ph.D., Author, "Gap Year: How Delaying College Changes People in Ways the World Needs"
-Lee Friedman, CEO, College Now Greater Cleveland
-Ethan Knight, Executive Director, American Gap Association
-Phillip Robinson, Executive Director, City Year Cleveland
-Robert Paponetti, Executive Director, Cleveland Literacy Cooperative
-Susan Sheehan, Director of Adult Education Services, Parma City School District