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Michigan's R.E.A.D.Y. (Read, Educate, and Develop Youth) Program.
What can I do to help others?
As a volunteer...
Volunteering opportunities are available for people of all ages. The
National Literacy Database
provides a link to local literacy programs throughout the US.
Fundamental can help you
organize and run a program for children and parents in your school,
business, or community. Learn how to be an effective reading tutor with
the highly acclaimed book LitStart by Michigan Literacy, Inc. If you are a student, approach your school
district about peer tutoring programs in your community. Also, check your
local library for details on where you can work on teaching English or
basic skills locally and overseas!
As a parent...
Keep watching the Michigan Literacy, Inc. website for their new book
designed to help parents tutor their children in literacy and reading
As a teacher or librarian...
Teacher professional development in the US and overseas is a major focus
of the International Reading Association.
Department of Education
also has multiple options.
American Library Association has an active professional development and outreach program.
Keep up with the latest literacy research by consulting any of the ILN
Sources: National Adult
Literacy Survey, National Center for Education Statistics, International
Reading Association, UNESCO World Education Report 2000, UNICEF State of
the World’s Children 2000