What have we achieved so far?
Since our foundation in 1993, literacy levels have increased by 24%, with 80% of 11-year-olds reaching the stage expected for their age group in 2009, compared with only 56% in 1995. Yet, as demands on literacy skills are rapidly increasing, there is still much to do to reach those people who are in most need of literacy support.
Words for Work successes:
05May2015A rewarding experience for Words for Work corporate volunteers
HR Manager Lisa Rome and five colleagues from Eric Robinson Solicitors volunteered at a local school as part of the Words for Work programme. Over six weeks, they supported pupils to develop employability skills and increase their confidence.
04Jun2013Alex, 14, is now ready for the world of work
Alex, from Birmingham, was quite shy in class and did not want to join in with presentations. However, after working with our volunteers, he soon began to enjoy the activities and gained the confidence to present to several adults on his own.
25Apr2012Words for Work inspires and motivates pupils at Bishop David Brown for three consecutive years
Words for Work motivates and inspires secondary school pupils at Bishop David Brown school for three successive years
30Jun2011Words for Work at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy
A volunteer reports an emotional conclusion to a challenging Words for Work journey at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA)