Albuquerque: Help solve the literacy crisis as a Community Outreach Team Lead

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ORGANIZATION: American Youth Literacy Foundation

3 reading is forever

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

Here is an opportunity to join the American Youth Literacy Foundation, an all- volunteer 501 c 3 charitable non-profit organization, founded in 2008 and dedicated to providing a gateway to a future in which all children, in every classroom in America, learn how to read by the end of 3rd grade. Our mission is to save millions of children from a lifetime of illiteracy and bring about true education parity in just a few years’ time by deploying the FUNetix(r) 12 Hour Reading App(tm) nationwide.

With the FUNetix app, which is 100% free to download and use, any child can learn how to read in about 12 hours of total play time; and in America’s public schools today, there are millions of children who can’t read or are struggling to read, which has led to more than 20 million illiterate high school dropouts over the past 20 years. But it doesn’t have to be this way!

We started in 2008 by taking a groundbreaking, science-based curriculum and proving that it can scale to reach and help thousands of children. Then, in 2020, during the pandemic, we created an app, based on our now patented reading curriculum, that takes kids from the ABC's to a 2nd grade reading level through an amazing journey that's fully narrated and tastefully animated, and gamified, just enough, to create an immersive, interactive environment that captures kids' attention and imagination and launches them to literacy in a fun and easy way.

Our challenge now is to bring the app to millions of children who are not learning how to read in school, either because they are in schools that are failing or because they are in difficult situations at home for a variety of reasons.

Many parents are desperate for an education solution for their children but the challenge of teaching reading to children has proven too great for classrooms across America using a reading curriculum that is too confusing and doesn’t scale. America needs FUNetix because FUNetix is so easy that virtually any child can learn how to read in just 12 hours.

Our Community Outreach Team members are individuals with diverse backgrounds and with diverse interests and talents; but most of all, they are individuals who have a willingness to reach out to students in need, parents in need, communities in need, and to the members and leaders within those communities who can help make a difference.

The ideal Community Outreach volunteers have significant real-world experience, have seen the challenges of illiteracy, low literacy and low education plaguing our communities, and are willing to both talk to and listen to people in order to identify ways to best implement and build public awareness of the FUNetix app among families with children in need.

This is a complex undertaking, so candidates need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and community-driven to take on this exciting and important role. This position requires someone equipped with a positive attitude and readiness to be a team player.

We believe that we can change millions of lives for the better by bringing FUNetix into communities, and ultimately schools, across the country. If this sounds like something that you have the time for and interest in, and that you would like to be a part of, and if you have the confidence and ability to work in a virtual environment using select networking and communications tools and platforms such as zoom, slack and google shared folders, then please reply to this listing and tell us about yourself.

We look forward to hearing from you and speaking with you about a renewed sense of hope for the future of literacy and education in America.

You can read more about our story, and about our team, on our website at www.FUNetix.org.

Mr. R. Kali Woodward

Founding, Executive Director

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About American Youth Literacy Foundation

Location:

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!

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Albuquerque and vicinityAlbuquerque, NM 87102

(35.08489,-106.64681)
 

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • - 5 hours to 10 hours per week
  • - Leadership skills & Project management skills - Preferred previous experience within non-profit fundraising or outreach activities

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