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Advocacy Training, presented with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Barbara Bush Foundation

In an effort to make a greater impact in this area, we are pleased to announce the creation of “The Literacy Advocacy Project.” The Literacy Advocacy Project is an advocacy training program presented by Pi Beta Phi in partnership with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.

Training Description

Pi Beta Phi believes reading always has been — and always will be — a powerful step toward a life of enduring impact. One out of four children will grow up unable to read; that's one too many. Our highly interactive training program is designed to prepare you to be an advocate for literacy in your community. The program will explore all aspects of literacy advocacy — why it's important, how you can impact and what is needed to become an agent of change. At the end, you'll leave prepare to tell your literacy advocacy story in a compelling and engaging manner.

Outcomes for Participants

Upon completion of this training, participants will know:

  • High impact statistics related to literacy in the United States
  • Why it is critical to advocate for literacy
  • Ways to get involved and how to involve others in literacy advocacy
  • The three most effective strategies that produce intended results
  • How to access resources for literacy advocacy 

Proposed Schedule and Cities

This fall Pi Beta Phi will host its first literacy advocacy training sessions in Atlanta, Phoenix, Seattle, St. Louis and Washington D.C. The advocacy training sessions are free, and will entail one four-hour session. Registration for The Literacy Advocacy Project training sessions will open by August 15.

  • Atlanta - September 21, 2017
  • Phoenix - October 6, 2017
  • Seattle - October 13, 2017
  • St. Louis - November 9, 2017
  • Washington, D.C. - November 14, 2017