Transform lives & inspire minds through literacy

Grant applications from Texas Tech University should be routed through the Office of Research Services:  806-742-3884.

The cost of illiteracy: 70% of prison inmates are illiterate; 70% of Americans arrested are illiterate; 75% of unemployed adults are illiterate; 85% of juvenile offenders are illiterate; 86% of unwed pregnant teenagers are illiterate; 75% of school drop-outs are illiterate; illiteracy costs the U.S. $225+B in lost productivity; some states base the construction of future prisons on the second grader not reading at grade level (from Julee Becker, Lubbock Independent School District Reading First Initiative: 806-766-1050).

www.LiteracyDirectory.org  Literacy:  a transformational asset to inspire minds, enrich lives, increase opportunities & thus prevent hopelessness, crime & recidivism.

www.Literacy.Gov Explore new worlds: read!

www.Quoteland.com  Inspiration, prosperity & fulfillment.

www.RIF.org  Celebrating the joy of reading for 40+ years.

www.RIF.org/parents  Parents, guardians, grandparents & older siblings:  you can help a child learn to love reading

www.RIF.org/ReadingPlanet  1,000 children’s books — popular, classic & award-winning.  Tambien una conexion espanola.

www.TumbleBooks.com/Library  Animated, talking picture books teach children the joys of reading.

www.FirstBook.org  Donates & distributes books to poor children; grants available for books donated to childcare programs.

www.BooksForKidsFoundation.org & www.BarbaraBushfoundation.com/nga.html  Grants for family literacy.

www.LibriFoundation.org  New, quality, hardcover children’s books for small, rural libraries.

JJDull@earthlink.net or POliver@WacoISD.org or Melissa.McD@Austin.rr.com or Shawna.Cuevas@spcaa.org or Lubbock@tifa.org  To connect incarcerated parents with their children through reading, thus potentially breaking the cycle of alienation, hopelessness, crime & despair — while strengtheing the cycle of hope, confidence, competenence & positive possibiltiies. 

www.FightCrime.org/issue_earlyed.php  High-quality, early education programs give kids the right start in life.

www.ReadToFeed.org  Children read books to help impoverished people around the world be better fed, proud & self-reliant.

www.HarperCollinsChildrens.com/HarperChildrens/Kids/Characterdetail.aspx?ChId=64  Explore children’s books.  Sign up to review new books.

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