Literacy

In 1977, Altrusa became the first volunteer service group to adopt literacy as the focus of its community activities. In response, the Altrusa International Foundation incorporated “Action for Literacy” into its philanthropic focus and established the ABC Literacy Grants program. The Foundation has supported the efforts of countless local literacy councils and programs through its literacy awards.

Literacy has two major projects. We have supported the Literacy Council for many years, with money, supplies, and tutors. Our second project is “Picture Me Reading”.  We offer to all students in Branch County, Michigan, an opportunity to win prizes by entering a picture of themselves or a family member reading, with varying levels of writing accompanying the picture, telling why they love to read. This will involve approximately 1500 students in four school districts: Bronson, Coldwater, Quincy, and Union City. The contest coincides with the schools’ “March Is Reading Month.”

Picture Me Reading 2016 Flyer

Reading Contest Entry Form  – Due March 23, 2016 at noon

2 comments on “Literacy
  1. Brenda Mescher says:

    I was just curious if picture me reading contest winners were announced yet ?

  2. Candace L. Newkirk says:

    PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE DEADLINE FOR THE 2016 PICTURE ME READING CONTEST IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

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