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November 11, 2014

Multimedia and Literacy

The video below emphasizes using music, visual arts and poetry to raise awareness and support for youth literacy. A major reason many young students struggle and fail to achieve is low-literacy, and it especially affects students living in impoverished communities. With your help we can light a brighter path for these students to read, write, […]

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impel

Word Formverb
DefinitionTo urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate.
Synonymscompel, drive, push, inspire, instigate, goad
UsageI don"t consider myself an activist, but I was impelled by recent events to take a stand on this issue.

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