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ORGANIZATION: American Youth Literacy Foundation

Have you ever wanted to do something AMAZING to change the world but didn't know where to start?

Here is an opportunity to help underprivileged children, to help under-served children, to help ALL children, and even to help adults who can't read.

We are looking for some very special moms, dads and kids of reading learning age (typically 5-9 years old), who have some artistic skills, time, and desire to be part of something amazing that is about to fundamentally change the lives of millions of children.

Right now, millions of children have no hope; but soon, they will have the opportunity to learn how to read, which, in turn, will open a window to education and to a world of potential for them that, not only, has never been opened before, but that has never even been seriously contemplated as a potential reality.

What we are talking about is an adaptive learning, smartphone app, that can literally, teach a child to read in about 12 hours of total use time! (Learn more at www.FUNetix.org)

We are the American Youth Literacy Foundation, 501 c 3, and we have been teaching children how to read for 12 years! We have been developing this app for about two years, and we are launching this incredible smartphone app in the App Store and on Google Play by Thanksgiving of 2020!

The curriculum that our app is based on is a patented reading decoding system, and is so effective at teaching children how to read, that it usually only takes 4-6 hours for them to understand the system, and another 4-6 hours for them to reach a 2nd grade reading level. Compare this to many of our students who have been in the public school system for 6 years and still can't spell the word "the." Compare this to millions of students who have dropped out of school, primarily because they can't read (more than 10 million per decade).

More than 20 million children in grades 3-12 in America's public schools today can't read!

Our organization is a 12 year old, nationwide, charitable 501 c 3 non-profit. We started out as a tutoring program and we still tutor. But our focus has always been on finding a scaleable solution to the literacy crisisin America.

With the rise of the smartphone and the amazing penetration of this powerful tool, even into the most impoverished communities, we feel that the answer we have been searching for IS in the form of an app. So for the past several years we have been working to convert our amazing reading curriculum, that teaches children how to read in just 12 hours, into an app that teaches children how to read in about the same time. And this is where you come in.

Right now, we are looking for some very special 5-9 year old kids who like to draw pictures of superheroes. Some of these drawings will be included in the app. Some of them will get special placement in our "Scrolling Credits" section and will be used on the FUNetix.org website.

If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please send high quality photos of hand drawn or hand painted superheroes specifically*:

Wonder Woman
Captain America
Ant Man / Ant Woman
Black Panther
Black Widow
Bat Girl

*(These are our internal team names, so to be considered, please only send drawings of these superheroes.)

We are looking for hand drawn artwork only, by 5-9 year old kids only, specifically focused on the superhero and logo. Some background is ok but the more prominently displayed the superhero is, the more likely the artwork will qualify to be included in the app and or website.

Please include name and age of artist (initials ok). By sending photos, you agree to allow us to use them for any and all purposes related to the FUNetix 12 Hour Reading App. No compensation other than name recognition shall be given. Hand-drawn artwork only. Please take a high-quality photo.

Thank you moms, dads and kids for volunteering to possibly add your artwork to the FUNetix Reading App and the FUNetix.org website. We hope you have fun drawing and we appreciate your artistic talent and creativity!

So many amazing volunteers have contributed to this wonderfully eclectic and powerful learning app, and we hope you will be one of them.

Send your photos to superhero@YouthLit.org by October 6, 2020. We will still accept photos until Thanksgiving but they will not be in the first release of the app (Version 1.0).

Mr. R. Kali Woodward
Founding, Executive Director

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About American Youth Literacy Foundation


10 N MAIN ST, Phoenixville, PA 19460, US

Mission Statement

The Vision of FUNetix is: UNIVERSAL LITERACY. The Mission of FUNetix is: Deliver a free smartphone app that will make that vision happen. Think of what it would mean if EVERY child could learn how to read from a smartphone in 12 hours! The mission of FUNetix is simple: get the app out! Get the FUNetix 12 hours Reading App out to America's children through smartphones, laptops, desktops, tablets, and classrooms. Get the app out through partnerships with publishing companies, schools, NGOs, parents, teachers, corporations and federal, state and local governments. Universal literacy is within reach because FUNetix is able to teach reading in a way that it has never been taught before, and with a speed that has never been conceived of before. FUNetix is here, and if your child is ready, we're ready. You can start learning how to read in 12 hours, today!


FUNetix is a patented, science-based, and incredibly simplified way of teaching reading to children that's available to parents and children anywhere in the United States and anywhere in the world. The FUNetix 12 hours Reading App is available in the App Store, Google Play store and Amazon App store.

FUNetix is 19-years-new, but in some ways, it is more than 2,000 years old.

Indeed, the patented FUNetix Reading Decoding System is rooted in an ancient methodology that shows readers how to see the hidden sounds in every word.

FUNetix earned its patent by borrowing the time-tested method called "diacritics" (which was developed more than 2,000 years ago by the Greeks, and adopted more than 1,000 years ago by the Hebrew and Arabic languages, to teach ALL children how to read those languages), and uniquely, completely and systematically applying it to English in a child-friendly and simple way.

FUNetix teaches children how to "map" or "marry" all 44 sounds of the English language to the letters and letter combinations that make up English words. This mapping (made easy by diacritics) takes all of the guesswork out of "sounding out" words.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


Thu Sep 24, 2020 - Thu Nov 26, 2020


Long Beach/ Orange County and vicinityLong Beach, CA 90713



  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Child Care
  • Drawing
  • Child Development
  • Reading / Writing


  • Kids



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