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July 1, 2015

Call for Teaching Artists!!

The Thank You Darlin’ Foundation (TYDF) is a leading nonprofit educational organization that partners with schools and other youth organizations to provide after-school and in-school enrichment programs.  Teaching artists are hired on a part-time basis to teach our on-site classes. In addition to teaching, growth within the organization is possible through opportunities to lead Saturday […]

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Word of the Day


Word Formverb
DefinitionTo talk idly and at length; chatter.
Synonymsblabber, palaver, piffle, prattle
UsageI know the age better than you do, though you will prate about it so tediously.

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