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Pi Beta Phi Promotes Literacy through Partnership with Mediaplanet USA

Published On: 2015-12-10

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Eily M. Cummings
Marketing and Communications Director
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eily@pibetaphi.org

Pi Beta Phi Promotes Literacy through Partnership with Mediaplanet USA  

ST. LOUIS, MO – December 10, 2015 – Pi Beta Phi Women’s Fraternity is proud to announce their involvement in the 2015 Mediaplanet USA initiative “Literacy in America.” “Literacy in America” works to raise awareness about the silent epidemic of illiteracy in the United States and inspire a new generation of readers. This campaign mirrors the same themes important to Pi Beta Phi through its Read > Lead > Achieve® initiative Readers in select markets of USA Today were able to see the special section dedicated to literacy in their weekend paper or it can be found at www.educationandcareernews.com.

According to Mediaplanet USA “To be able to read, write and count contributes to an individual’s self-development, personal freedom and a better understanding of how to adapt to the constantly changing world.” Pi Beta Phi Executive Director, Juli Willeman was invited to take part in the expert panel to talk about how to increase literacy inside and outside the classroom. Willeman was able to share the importance of non-education based institutions in the battle against illiteracy.

To get involved with literacy through Pi Beta Phi, click here. The Fraternity is always looking for volunteers to help promote literacy through Champions are Readers, Fraternity Day of Service, Arrow in the Arctic, The Literacy Fund or by sharing your personal literacy story. For more information, e-mail bmelton@pibetaphi.org.

About Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women: Founded in 1867 at Monmouth College in Illinois, Pi Beta Phi has installed more than 200 collegiate chapters and nearly 300 alumnae organizations worldwide. Pi Beta Phi promotes friendship, develops women of intellect and integrity, cultivates leadership potential and enriches the lives of members and their communities. The Fraternity believes in the power of reading and through its philanthropy, Read > Lead > Achieve, promotes a lifelong love of reading that can unlock true potential. For more information, visit www.pibetaphi.org or follow Pi Phi on Twitter and Facebook.

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