Fox Valley Literacy Council provides one-on-one and small group literacy education to adults in the Fox Cities. The ELL (English Language Learners) Literacy Program in Clintonville was designed to allow adults, mostly mothers and their children, access to literacy education that would otherwise not have been an option for them.

The goal of this two-generation program was to help improve the adults’ career opportunities while supporting the children’s academic growth. Academic goals were set at the start of the program, and although some were still just a bit out of reach, 100% of the 33 adults that participated in this program made gains in their English literacy skills.

While growing academically is a huge victory in itself, especially when learning a second language, building self-confidence and improving social skills can sometimes seem even more rewarding.