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Advocacy Training, presented 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 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. By asking urgent questions like “how are you educating others?”, 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:

  • Understand and be able to explain different literacy statistics, and share why it is important to be a literacy advocate in your community
  • Learn ways to get involved and how to involve others in literacy advocacy
  • Know the three best ways to create literacy advocates and change in your community 
  • Know how to access resources for literacy advocacy in your community

Upcoming Dates

In the fall of 2017, Pi Beta Phi successfully hosted its first literacy advocacy training sessions in Atlanta, Phoenix, Seattle, St. Louis and Washington D.C. 

We are in the process of planning the second edition of The Literacy Advocacy Project. Please check back in mid-September for more information. 

If you are interested in hosting a literacy advocacy training in the fall of 2018, please contact Headquarters at literacy@pibetaphi.org.