We’re excited to announce that we’ve been selected as a finalist for the $7M Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE! The Adult Literacy XPRIZE is “a global competition challenging teams to develop mobile applications for existing smart devices that result in the greatest increase in literacy skills among participating adult learners in just 12 months.”
There are 36 million low-literate adults currently in the United States. We believe that providing anytime, anywhere instruction to these adult learners has the power to help them reach their full potential and realize their dreams. With the Learning Upgrade app, everyone with a smartphone can start at their current level of literacy and move forward on their path to success. The Learning Upgrade App will help adult learners improve their performance in school, earn a diploma, get a better job, or enter college. Our next challenge is to scale up to serve millions of learners and begin changing lives around the world.