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ORGANIZATION: Greater Indianapolis Literacy League Inc, aba Indy Reads

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It's Summer -- a time of outdoor adventures and summer reading! Indy Reads would like to get more FREE books out to your communities. Here is how you can help us:

--One person register all of your group names (family, friends, co-workers, church members, whoever!) with a free "ticket." A team can be 1-20 people.

--Stop by Indy Reads on Sunday, July 17 from 11am-3pm to pick up designated books. Please bring any bags or boxes you would like to use to pick up these books. We will have some available, if you do not have any.

--THEN, distribute them to your local Little Free Libraries! You can go to littlefreelibrary.org and search for your neighborhood to see where they are located.

Want a chance to win a free used book for yourself?! Come up with a great team name. Sign up by July 10th with your team name, and we will have voting for the best name during the week leading up to the event. Each person of the winning team will be able to choose a used book (value up to $10).

What are you waiting for?! Get your team together and help us get more books into the hands of Hoosiers.

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/362992499337

For more information, please email bookstore@indyreads.org.

Indy Reads is a 501c3 nonprofit. Our mission is to empower adults and their families through literacy, English language skills, and job readiness programming. For more information about Indy Reads and the students we serve, visit our website at indyreads.org.

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About Greater Indianapolis Literacy League Inc, aba Indy Reads

Location:

1066 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to build the literacy, English language, and job readiness skills to empower adults and families to reach their full potential. And our vision is simple: 100% literacy for all. We're working to make this dream a reality by providing free literacy, English language, and workforce readiness programs to adults through our innovative Community Classrooms at sites around Marion County.

Description

To understand the importance of what Indy Reads does, you only need to think about what you are doing right now. You are reading. You are taking in information across time and space that is represented only by marks on a page. It is a process so automatic for most of us, that we rarely think about its power.

Some of our neighbors view life as through a glass door with an elaborate lock. Opportunities for better employment, greater civic involvement, and wider life experiences lie within view, but out of reach. Our fellow Hoosiers can see what is available on the other side, but cannot get there because they are held back by illiteracy or lack of English skills.

What does Indy Reads do? We provide the key to that locked door. We teach people how the mechanism works so they never have to be locked out again, and then we help them open the door for themselves. Once inside the world of reading and English language proficiency, they can move on to a High School Equivalency diploma, job training, skills certifications, higher education, and more. They can move on to a life of self-sufficiency and dignity. They can become part of our vibrant and growing workforce and help employers build a stronger State of Indiana.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

Sun Jul 17, 2022
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

WHERE

1066 Virginia AveIndianapolis, IN 46203

(39.75254,-86.14005)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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