National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Congratulations on a successful AEFL Week!

Easy Steps to Participate!

Step 1: Check your Listing on National Literacy Directory

Step 2: Engage your Legislators.



Step 3: News Release

Write a News Release and Distribute it on Social Media and to your local Television and Radio Stations.

NEWS RELEASE Example from 2021

Step 4: Schedule your social media!

#AEFLweek, or Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, celebrates and brings awareness to Adult Ed’s value to whole communities and families. Improving a parent’s literacy can have generational benefits– increasing the parent’s involvement in their child’s schooling and the literacy levels of their children. Some people, such as our partners, students, or funders, may not know the full value of adult and continuing education, and #AEFLweek is our opportunity to educate people about the value that Adult Education brings to all. Please visit Indiana Adult Education’s new Social Media Library to find ready-made posts, stats, and more for your organization to use and share during #AEFLweek and spread the word about the community benefits that Adult Education offers.

Tools:  Facebook Meta Business Suite, Buffer, Hootsuite

See the resources to the right from DWD, COABE. If you would like to include the iaace logo, we encourage you to do so. Right-click on the image below and ‘save  image as.’

Step 5: Share your successes and student success stories!

Share your Advocacy success click here.

Student success stories click here

Step 6: Utilize all the resources from our collaborating organizations to lighten your load!

Need help finding something, use the search feature or pop-up box from Jenn Wigginton or Ask for help!


Register for the COABE events for the week, including the Virtual Rally, and prepare by following the IAACE social media:

COABE Resources

National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

COABE site includes a schedule of events and more


Link To Register for all COABE Events

COABE Take Action – 3 Clicks

NEWS RELEASE Example from 2021

National Adult Education Data Sheet


Adult Education and Workforce Data Sheet


State Data Sheet


Student Success Stories


Our Video


We got this! #AEFLWeek2022 #AdultEducation Movement Together we succeed!

Be a part of #AEFLWeek

Need Help? Ask.

INDIANA Resources:

Indiana Talking Points

Local Program AEFL Slides

Pulls COABE, IAACE, and DWD Tool Kit into an AEFL Slide

ENGAGE Your Legislatures:

COABE Take Action – 3 Clicks

Social Media Images and Videos

COABE- Social Media Graphics

IN DWD – Indiana Adult Education Site of Graphics

IAACE Social Media for Indiana Adult Education

If you need assistance alternating any graphics, IAACE can help!

COABE Social Media Resources

Twitter @COABEHQ

Be sure to tag @COABEHQ and use #COABEontheHill2022 #COABE2022 #AdultEdu2022 #AdultEdLiteracyWeek #AEFL2022 #IAACE

Hashtags to copy and paste

#AEFL2022 #IAACE #COABEontheHill2022 #AdultEd2022 #AdultEdLiteracyWeek #INAdultEd #AdultEducation #AEFLWeek

#  Don’t forget your organizations! #

AEFL Week Artwork and Fact Sheet

ProLiteracy and National Coalition for Literacy have developed a fact sheet and a logo to help programs and individuals participate in the promotion of adult education and family literacy.

  • The Fact Sheet is a .pdf and can be printed or shared online to provide valuable insight able the facts, the need, and the benefits related to adult education and family literacy.
  • The AEFL Week logo can be added to your websites, social media posts, marketing materials, and more.


National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week raises public awareness about the need for and value of adult education and family literacy. Its goal is to increase financial and societal support for access to basic education programs for U.S. adults with low literacy, numeracy, and digital skills. Advocates across the country use this opportunity to elevate adult education and family literacy nationwide with policymakers, the media, and the community.


In 2022, National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week will be observed from September 18 to September 24. NCL’s AEFL Week activities will focus on the pivotal role of adult education in enabling equitable access to societal resources, employment opportunity, and full participation in community life.



National AEFL Week originated in 2009 when the National Coalition for Literacy worked with then-Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), then-Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) to create a Congressionally-recognized designation that would draw attention to the importance of adult education and family literacy. Since then, NCL has sponsored National AEFL Week in September each year on behalf of its members and the field as a whole and has worked with Members of Congress to have the week recognized through resolutions in the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Social Media Resources