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The Literacy Advocacy Project

Presented in Partnership with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy      

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.  

In an effort to make a greater impact in increasing literacy awareness, we are pleased to present 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. This interactive event is designed to prepare you to be an advocate for literacy in your community. You will leave the training session with a personalized plan for how you can help spread awareness for the importance of literacy efforts.

Advocacy Training

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. This program is built to help facilitate conversations about how you can become an advocate in your everyday life.

The program will explore all aspects of literacy advocacy — why it's important, how you can make an impact and what is needed to become an agent of change. At the end, you'll leave with a personalized plan for how to increase literacy awareness in your community.

Ad•vo•cate (noun): a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc.    

What You Will Learn     

Upon completion of this training, participants will:

  • Know high-impact statistics related to literacy in the United States
  • Know why it is critical to advocate for literacy
  • Identify ways to get involved and how to involve others in literacy advocacy
  • Be able to define at least three effective strategies that produce intended results
  • Know how to access resources for literacy advocacy

Upcoming Training Events

This year, we will hold Literacy Advocacy Project training events in the following cities. (Site information, registration links and deadlines will be posted as details for each event are finalized.)   


Denver, Colorado — November 4, 2018 – Click Here to Register!  
Chicago, Illinois — November 11, 2018 – Click Here to Register!
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — January 20, 2019  
Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina — February 3, 2019  
Little Rock, Arkansas — March 9, 2019           


If you are interested in hosting a literacy advocacy training in the future, please contact Headquarters at literacy@pibetaphi.org.