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February 28, 2016

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Students “The poetry program has helped me change because like when I’m doing writing and reading, it has questions about poetry and instead of not understanding it I actually understand it now and I have a way of writing without sounding really boring. I write words that you can understand now and like see them […]

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Word Formnoun
DefinitionA band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers.
Synonymswaistband, waistcloth, girdle, sash
UsageTheir adornments were completed by passing a few loose folds of white tappa, in a modest cincture, around the waist.

September is National Literacy Month

Posted on: September 10th, 2013 by Carolyn West No Comments

September is National Literacy Month.  Please help us to give the great gift of literacy to children in need by purchasing the Voice2Youth Poetry & Art youth anthology.  Your purchase will be used to help end the literacy deficits in urban, minority and impoverished communities.

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Voice2Youth Poetry & Art

Famous Quotes about the Importance of Literacy

We must transform the way America deals with illiteracy and invest in our future.”  -Jeb Bush


“Literacy and Education in a 21st-Century Economy”

This isn’t just another education debate where the answer lies somewhere between more money and less bureaucracy. It’s a responsibility that begins at home – one that we need to take on before our kids ever step foot in a classroom; one that we need to carry through well into their teenage years.

That’s because literacy is the most basic currency of the knowledge economy we’re living in today. – President Barack Obama