You can help build a culture of literacy by being an advocate for literacy programming. Your voice can make a difference! Here are a few simple ways to become an advocate:
Connect with us!
- The simplest way to advocate for literacy is to get connected with others who share your passion. Please “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.
- Join our mailing list to receive the latest in literacy news and activities in our community. Click here to sign up.
- Spread the word by passing along this information to people you know.
- 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 Arizona policy.
- Write a guest opinion article or a letter to the editor at The Arizona Daily Star or The Arizona Republic.
Be part of the literacy movement:
Use your library. Read a book to someone. Join a book club. 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. Play word games. Listen to each other. Improve your financial literacy. Tell a story.