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November 2, 2016

Poetry Sparks Science and Energy Talks

Using poetry to spark thoughts about science and energy is the idea behind our Voice2Youth: Poetry, Science, and Energy movement this year.  Everybody’s climbing on board to explore these exciting topics, artists, school teachers, curious students, Facebook friends, and professionals with backgrounds in science and physics. One question we’ll explore is what are the various […]

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Word Formnoun
DefinitionA usually fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague.
UsageThe place might have been desolated by a pestilence, so empty and so lifeless did it now appear.

September is National Literacy Month

Posted on: September 10th, 2013 by Carolyn West

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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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