“Literacy and learning are integral parts of the community where everyone has the essential skills to live a fully engaged life.”
Thank you to all that donated in support of literacy by choosing a team competing in the September 2018 Grate Groan Up Spelling Bee and making a donation under the team's name. Many designated a team by looking below to "APPLY YOUR DONATION TO A SPECIFIC FUND SET UP BY THIS CHARITY" They choose a team from the Awesome Speller Funds. It is never to late to make a donation. All funds stay local and support literacy in the Foothills. Check out the Video on the Grate Groan UP Spelling Bee. Go to Grate Groan Up Spelling Bee 2018 for more information and watch for information on the 2019 Bee.
About Our Charity
There’s an old saying……that goes something like “Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you’ve fed him for a lifetime.” Through providing mechanisms that build literacy and learning skills from birth to seniors and collaborating with community and other agencies, we strive to give people the ability to look after themselves for a lifetime. Literacy is a tool that will allow a person to create his/her own solutions in the future. A conscious strategy in our programming has been to focus on early intervention and prevention programs that build parent’s skills and competency in helping their children. This strategy provides a way to support children early and as well, connect with parents as adult learners. We recognize that life long learning is critical to maintaining and creating a literate society so another focus is on adult learning, which includes programs for low literacy adults, technology for all ages and English Language Learning.
What People Are Saying
"Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope!"
— Kofi Annan
"“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”"
— Dr. Suess