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Literacy DuPage Celebrates Parents


June 1 is the Global Day of Parents, and a local not-for-profit used the occasion to highlight the needs of some parents in our community.

Literacy DuPage has been helping local adults increase their English skills since 1972, and over 90 percent of those reached have been parents – giving them cause to celebrate.

“We love to celebrate Global Day of the Parent. We actually have 32 languages in our program currently; we serve 500 people a year and they come from 41 different countries, and so no matter where a parent is from in this world, he or she desperately wants to help their children and support them,” said Literacy DuPage’s Executive Director, Bernie Steiger.

Literacy DuPage used social media to commemorate the achievements of their adult learners and raise awareness of the need for more tutors.

The Global Day of Parents was first established by the UN in 2012 and is celebrated June 1 of every year.

Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.


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