This year, Wisconsin Literacy celebrated adults who reached out for help to get better jobs, to educate themselves, to understand English and American culture, to support their children in school and to end the cycle of low literacy. The Celebration of Literacy event honored their courage and the efforts of literacy advocates across the state.
Dr. Navsaria's keynote addressed the importance of the role of parents in building their child's learning skills simply by talking, singing, and reading to them. "A book only does its magic when it is open in the hands of a parent who is sitting there with a child going through it. This is why all of these programs that are associated with Wisconsin Literacy do what they do," he stated.
Click here to listen to Dr. Navsaria's keynote presentation.
To watch the award videos click on the photos:
Literacy for All
Kenosha Literacy Council
Jody Byrd, Sr.
Wisconsin Institutions Literacy Council
Walworth County Literacy Council
North Central Group
Reach Out and Read Wisconsin
*Thank you to our photographer Marty Drapkin
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