A recent study 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 CarriĆ³n explores the current state of efforts to eradicate illiteracy in our population.