Together we can build a culture of literacy.
The future of community literacy lies in the level of commitment that public officials, local businesses and dedicated individuals make to fund and support literacy programs. Your voice can impact that level of commitment!
What Does It Mean to Advocate for Literacy?
You are advocating every time you express your point of view on an issue, whether it is what to eat for dinner or how much the federal government should invest in adult education, K-12 education or the arts. You know firsthand the profound impact that literacy (or the lack of literacy!) has on an individual, their families, and the community, and by advocating for sustained and expanding support of literacy programs you are helping to create a better future.
Attend a Literacy Briefing
At the Literacy Briefing you will receive an overview of the internal programs of Literacy Connects, as well as our broader efforts to create a sustainable culture of literacy and creative expression. Briefings are held at lunchtime every 4th Wednesday of the month, as well as some Saturday mornings, at our main office located at 2850 E. Speedway. Click here for times and dates.
Seating is limited at these sessions, so pre-registration is required. Please call 520-882-8006 to reserve your spot today!!
Connect with us!
The simplest way to advocate for literacy is to get connected with others who share your passion. Please make sure to “like” Literacy Connects on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and visit our website regularly for program updates, community stories and new ways to take action on a local and national level.
We also invite you to join our mailing list to receive the latest in literacy news and activities in our community. Click here to sign-up today!
Spread the Word
Whether you have 10 minutes or a lifetime to advocate for literacy, your actions make a difference!!
- Talk to your friends, neighbors and representatives about the importance of creating a culture of literacy. For facts and statistics to support your message, please click here.
- Send an email to friends and family asking them to take the Literacy Pledge and get connected to local literacy efforts.
Other Ways to Take Action
- Get involved with education and literacy advocacy groups such as Voices for Education, Tucson Values Teachers, Expect More Arizona, The National Coalition for Literacy, Support Adult Basic Education, Arizona Education Network, ProLiteracy and Children’s Action Alliance.
- Vote for people, policies and programs supportive of literacy and education. The links below can help you take an active role in influencing how Arizona values education.
- Write a Guest Opinion article or a Letter to the Editor: The Arizona Daily Star – www.azstarnet.com/news/opinion. The Arizona Republic: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opinions/sendaletter.html
Everyone can be part of the literacy movement. Here are more ideas. Choose one and do it today!
- Take the Literacy Pledge
- Like Literacy Connects on Facebook
- Get a library card
- Read a book to someone
- Use your library
- Support neighborhood schools
- Join a book club
- Vote pro-education
- Learn something new today
- Ask for help when you need it
- Listen to a child
- Participate in a child’s education
- Share a favorite book with a friend
- Write a story
- Learn a new word
- Learn a new language
- Put on a play
- Hand-write a note or letter
- Create something
- Give a book as a gift
- Ask questions
- Be a volunteer reader
- Play word games
- Listen to each other
- Improve your financial literacy
- Get involved with an education program
- Tell a story