Seeds of Literacy
Learning to read and write changes lives. It gives people access to jobs, health, education, transportation, and a chance to achieve their dreams. These are skills that should be accessible to every person. I remember as a little girl, learning to read my favorite childhood books: I Am Cherry Alive, The Little Girl Sang, Strega Nona, and everything written by Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein. When I learned that over half of the residents in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio are functionally illiterate, I knew that I had to use my passion for the written word to help make a change.
Every human being should have the opportunity to know how to read and write! These are basic skills that provide a sense of freedom and self-worth. This is why I chose to get involved with Seeds of Literacy, a non-profit organization that teaches adults how to read and write completely free of charge. Join me in their mission to provide personalized education that empowers adult to succeed in their communities. To further my commitment to the people who use this incredible organization, I’ll be donating the profits made from the sales of my book to Seeds of Literacy.