Welcome to the KGO Adult Literacy Program

Who We Are

The KGO Adult Literacy Program is a grassroots, community-based program supporting adults 21 and older in the East Scarborough community of Kingston-Galloway-Orton Park (KGO). Our program runs Monday evenings from 6:00 – 8:30pm from September to June at Progress Church (4242 Kingston Road).

Our Focus

The focus of the KGO Adult Literacy Program is to support adults with their reading, writing and math skills.


  • Reading comprehension
  • Phonics
  • Vocabulary


  • Sentence structure
  • Paragraphs
  • Punctuation


  • Foundational math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
  • Money math

Why We Do It

Adult literacy (and numeracy) is a critical issue, yet it is a priority that does not receive equitable attention considering the social, political and economic consequences it can have on individuals, families and in our communities to thrive and succeed.

With over 50% of adults in the KGO community with low literacy skills, the KGO Adult Literacy Program is not only a call to action but to bring attention to this important issue. Though this figure looks alarming, it’s serves as motivation that we all have a role to play in ensuring that adults are supported with the necessary resources, skills and knowledge to succeed – in their own way.



I’m never too old to learn and go back to school to improve myself.
I’ve learned a lot of things that I didn’t know before.
I have come a long way since