Today is National Youth Literacy Day!
Today, you should:
Read a book to a child.
Donate a book to a library.
Explore 826, an organization dedicated to furthering writing and reading in inner city youth populations. Make a donation, volunteer, or answer one of their writing prompts!
Develop a sinister looking device that remotely transmits the ability to read to the whole world.
Okay, maybe this last one is a bit of a stretch, but look how easy it makes everything else look!
So 826 is doing a fun project right now, leading up to Youth Literacy Day on August 26. For a week prior to their big celebration, they are inviting the whole of the internet community to play along with prompts like they give their students. I’m late to the bandwagon and missed the first day, but I made it in today! Check out my response to today’s prompt (Five things on your hero’s utility belt) here.
And, if you don’t already know of the wonderful organization that is 826, check it out here. It is a national organization or writing and tutoring centers across the country that actually make it fun for students to write. You heard me write, these rascals are having loads of fun and learning how to be amazing at the same time!