I am a literacy activist that has created an organization called Youth for Literacy that has created major campaigns that engage volunteers and improve the community.
I have created and implemented over 70 campaigns. I can help with planning, marketing, and youth engagement.
Conduct a community STEM fair so women can see the direct application of STEM in local careers.
AmazingKid replied to the topic Brainstorm new ideas to increase literacy in your community in the forum Youth for Literacy 9 m
More ideas to increase literacy:
– Join in community fairs and hand out free books. Inside each book list the free literacy programs offered in your city or local library.
– Get your Community gym or recreation center to include reading programs as well as athletic programs. Also, have a reading library at workout places so people can work out…[Read more]
Wanted to share a great link to ways to get free books for youth in your community: http://www.readingrockets.org/article/search-free-books
AmazingKid posted an update in the project Students at my school don't have access to diverse young adult books. 9 m
Find ways to bring young adult books into your library. Here are some great ways to do this:
1. Run a book drive – many students will have books at home they have already read and are willing to share. Expand it to the community and get even more books.
2. Get books inexpensively from organizations like Books First.
3. Get books donated by authors…[Read more]
By contacting your local community leaders you can access a public space to bring together local businesses, nonprofits and schools to demonstrate STEAM concepts in a hands-on way at booths that the public can visit. If you add a stage, you can bring in speakers about implementation of STEAM concepts in the everyday. By advertising in economically…[Read more]
We have an activity coming up where we are putting a reading challenge out to kids in our community so that over the holidays they read instead of just watching television or playing videos. If they read 5 books, they get invited to a Celebration Party and during this party we give them tickets to win prizes. The word has spread and we have…[Read more]
Schools having posting guidelines for their daily announcements and bulletins. Call first to get their guidelines. Also, high schools usually have various clubs that could relate to fighting racism. For instance, at my school we have Stand Up! Speak Up! but I’m sure if you ask their activities director, they will guide you to the right club. The…[Read more]
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