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Lyriko is a semifinalist in the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE!

We are so excited to announce that Lyriko is a semifinalist in the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE.

The Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition was launched to address the needs of the 36 million American adults with low English literacy. Current programs are place-based and serve only about 2 million adults per year. 109 teams submitted mobile solutions. Lyriko was honored to be chosen as one of 8 semifinalist teams to be tested in 3 cities over a 12 month period for their effectiveness in moving this population’s reading level forward.

Low English literate adults have difficulty navigating things like job applications, health care and tax forms, prescription labels, as well as reading a child a bedtime story, all of which have both social and economic implications for them and their children.

https://adultliteracy.xprize.org/press-release/semifinalist-teams-and-field-testing-cities-announced-7m-barbara-bush