Sunday, December 1, 2002

Read to Succeed:GPB Advocates Adult Literacy

Georgia Public Broadcasting knows that literacy is a quality of life issue for every Georgian. In hopes of heightening awareness of the literacy issue across the state, PeachStar is bringing you Read to Succeed, an inspiring Georgia Public Television original program, first developed in 1999 and updated in 2001 to report on the progress of three individuals who were profiled in the original documentary.

Read to Succeed, developed as part of the Georgia Reads! campaign, is an inspiring documentary about new adult readers Ahn Totton, Iva Green, and David "Daw-u" Smith. In addition to following the improvement of these adult learners, Read to Succeed also showcases the Read to Succeed Literacy Volunteer-a-Thon, a GPTV pledge event where Georgians from all walks of life pledge their time rather than money, to help adult learners to read. Georgia Public Broadcasting partners with a variety of literacy organizations, including Literacy Action, Inc., Literacy Volunteers of America, Project Read, and the Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE) in order to raise community consciousness about the serious problem of adult illiteracy in Georgia.

For more information about how you can become involved in the adult literacy movement, visit