Literacy Network invites Dane County to celebrate National Literacy Month this September with a variety of options to get involved in adult literacy education. Community members are encouraged to:
- Register for the Growing Through Literacy fundraising event to be held on September 27. This free-to-attend in-person luncheon will celebrate student successes and provide an inspiring look at Literacy Network’s programs for both existing and new supporters. Register for Growing Through Literacy.
- Donate to support Literacy Network’s student services campaign. Literacy Network has seen an unprecedented demand for classes in the last few months, including from recent Afghan and Ukrainian refugees, and urgently needs to expand student services. Donate here.
- Volunteer as a tutor. Volunteer tutors make programs possible. Volunteers work one on one with students to help improve their literacy skills. Training is provided. Learn more about volunteering.
- Shop at Half-Price Books and/or FreshFin! Half-Price Books will have coin boxes to collect donations throughout the month, and $1 of all sales of the Mike Onsrud Bowl at FreshFin will go to Literacy Network.
- Sign up for classes. Registration has begun for Literacy Network’s fall semester. Contact Literacy Network at 608-244-3911 if you or someone you know is interested in improving English language reading, writing, and/or speaking skills; becoming a U.S. citizen; or earning a high school diploma.
National Literacy Month is celebrated each September. September 8 is recognized as International Literacy Day.
“September is a special time to honor students’ progress,” says Literacy Network Executive Director Jeff Burkhart. “Every day, students are working toward better jobs, citizenship, high school diplomas, and more. National Literacy Month is a great time to recognize their accomplishments.”