Dear AALL Members and Adult Educators in Arizona,
In 2014, AALL maintains their commitment to lifelong learning by:
1) Tackling the rigors of the new College and Career Readiness Standards and the 2014 GED exam,
2) Promoting basic education to college transitions
3) Developing partnerships that promote thriving families and an educated workforce in our state
We know that as long as there are opportunities for continued education, then Arizona can decrease our drop-out rate, unemployment rate and low literacy rate, and increase our college success rate. We know that parents are a child’s first teacher. We know that individuals with a high school diploma earn on average $9,000 more per year than those without an equivalent credential, and we know that annual income continues to increase with post-secondary education. Sustainable families and a stable community are dependent on educated community members.
AALL is dedicated to bringing our membership together so that adult education professionals can give Arizona’s adult learners a voice. We want to advocate for sustained program opportunities and to operate with the best practices in our field today.
As a membership association, our success depends on you. Our board of directors is made up of AALL members who want to support lifelong learning goals in our state, and our membership is made up of educators and program administrators who want to move our state goals forward. Thank you for your commitment to what we do, and for your participation.
We hope you will take advantage of our membership opportunities like bi-annual state professional learning conferences, scholarships for educators and students, adult literacy week grant opportunities, and more. Our website and list-serve offers updates, newsletters and resources to keep you up-to-date on state advocacy issues, professional learning tools and current events in our field. We hope you enjoy your membership!
Good luck in 2014. Please visit our website often for more information about how you can get involved in your state association AALL (Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning).
2014 AALL Board President