The Mountain Plains Adult Education Association serves members in a nine-state region. The original charter and founding policies were developed in 1945. The four original states were Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. In 1961, Arizona, Idaho and Nevada joined. Montana became the eighth state in 1988. North Dakota became the ninth state in 2014.


One of our core missions is to constantly seek and promote adult literacy awareness. There are many resources both locally and nationally available here on this site to help you understand more about adult education in Arizona and AALL's ongoing efforts.


The Colorado Adult Education Professional Association, CAEPA, provides leadership to the field of adult education and family literacy by offering opportunities for professional development, advocacy, and resource sharing to improve the quality of life for every Coloradan.


Idaho Adult Education supports lifelong learning by providing students with free, accessible, quality education to improve academic ability and job readiness. Adult Education programs in the state are managed by Idaho Career and Technical Education.


Believing that every person has purpose, value and potential, Montana Adult Education (AE) provides free instruction to adults and out-of-school youth to improve their academic skills, attain a high school equivalency diploma, transition to post-secondary education, and/or improve employment status.

Working to establish a state association with WIOA AE programs

Contact Montana WIOA Adult Education Programs


The mission of the Nevada Adult Educators (NAE) organization is to promote and support lifelong learning in Nevada.


The New Mexico Adult Education Association has been serving New Mexico's practitioners of Adult Basic Education since 1967.

Mission: NMAEA strengthens the statewide adult education community including students, practitioners, and interested supporters through advocacy, leadership, communication, collaboration, and mentoring.


Greetings from North Dakota. The North Dakota Association for Lifelong Learning is proud to be a part of MPAEA.

Mission: To support adult and alternative education, its educators, students and partners. 


The mission of the Adult Education Association of Utah, as the primary advocate for lifelong learning in Utah, is to meet the diverse needs of all Utahns by providing and supporting quality educational opportunities.


The mission of the Wyoming Lifelong Learning Association (WyLLA) is to develop, promote, and enhance lifelong learning for all people in Wyoming.

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