Its difficult for many of us to imagine that illiteracy continues to be a problem in our society in this day and age. A recent study, however, suggests that many people reach adulthood without the functional ability to read the most basic text. Individuals without proper reading skills often get caught in a cycle of poverty that is passed on through generations.

The task of combating illiteracy may seem daunting to those that seek to eradicate it, yet their volunteer efforts can prove invaluable in helping people succeed in life. Producer Luis Carrión explores the current state of efforts to eradicate illiteracy in our population.