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June 4, 2014

TYD’s Community Of Writers

We’re featuring the writings of youths and adults who bring awareness and positive change through writing.  Want to participate?  We’d love to hear from you! Topics may vary from arts education and literacy to compassion and gratitude.  Or say whatever you think will help to positively impact people’s lives, and especially the lives of children. […]

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Word of the Day

somnolent

Word Formadjective
DefinitionDrowsy; sleepy.
Synonymsslumbery, slumberous
UsageThe monotonous sound of his voice had a somnolent effect, and I found myself nodding off during the speech.

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