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February 3, 2014

Call for Youth Poetry Submissions

Each year we publish a collection of poems and illustrations by outstanding youth from our community.  The purpose is to give voice to these talented youths and to provide an example for others to follow.  All students in grade levels 3rd – 12th are welcome to participate. Students whose poems and artwork are selected for publication […]

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Word of the Day


Word Formnoun
DefinitionA distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant.
Synonymsfetor, reek, stench, stink, mephitis
UsageThe malodor from the skunk filled the night air and sent us running indoors.

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.

Visit the TYD Store to make a purchase.  Thank you!



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