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Minneapolis: Help Solve the Literacy Crisis as a Lead Project Manager

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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 help underprivileged children, to help under-served children, to help ALL children displaced from school due to COVID-19, and even to help many adults who can't read.

We are looking for very special people, who have the skills, expertise, experience, passion, and time 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 adaptive learning, gamified smartphone app, called FUNetix, that can literally, teach a child how to read, in the comfort of their home, in an average of just 12 hours of total use time!

We are the American Youth Literacy Foundation, and we have been teaching children how to read for more than 17 years! We have been developing this app for about five years, and in January of this year, we launched the FUNetix 12 Hour Reading App in the App Store and Google Play to help save millions of children from a lifetime of illiteracy!

Now we are building a global brand and an ecosystem to deliver the app to the more than 20 million children in the United States who can't read, even though they are in school, and the millions of more adolescents and young adults who have dropped out of school because they can't read.

We are looking for intelligent, creative, enthusiastic, cheerful, optimistic individuals with significant experience in managing complex tasks across multiple teams. We are looking for hands-on, "can do" individuals who are willing to execute production tasks.

Our lead project managers will help-

  • Creating long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones, adhering to deadlines, and allocating resources
  • Identifying and managing potential risks and liabilities of multiple projects
  • Assisting in the definition of project scope and goals
  • Making effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress with the project
  • Serving as a point of contact for teams when multiple units are assigned to the same project to ensure team actions remain in synergy
  • Adjusting schedules and targets on the project as needed


Already, there are millions of children who are struggling to learn how to read. Already, there are millions more who have given up on reading and are destined to go through life either completely illiterate or with semi-literate skills at best. And now with the displacement of tens of millions of children from school, for an indeterminate amount of time, the loss of reading capacity of the next generation presents a new, crisis moment in American education and a very real threat to future success of millions of young students.

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 hours for them to reach a 1st-grade level, and another 8 hours (12 hours total) 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).

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

If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please send us a cover letter and resume to hr@YouthLit.org

Thank you! We hope this opportunity finds you at the right place and the right time in your career to make a difference and an impact, in an amazing way, for millions of children who are waiting for someone, or something, to lead them out of a life of impoverishment, to help them get through this COVID-19 setback, and help them surge into a future of unlimited possibility and potential.

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 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 Hour Reading App out to America's children through smartphones, laptops, desktops, tablets, Kindles, 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 19-years-new, patented, science-based, and incredibly simplified way of teaching reading to children that's finally available to parents and children anywhere in the United States and anywhere in the world via the FUNetix 12 Hour Reading App 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. 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

Minneapolis and vicinityMinneapolis, MN 55455

(44.97416,-93.2342)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Strategic Planning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Periodic meetings with tasking in-between; as much time as you can commit. Your ability to commit time to this will be a determining factor. If you can only commit limited time but still want to participate, we will keep your resume on file.

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