Mission: Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of Central Florida residents by providing educational resources, programs, and training opportunities through in-person presentations and the Internet. Targeting at-risk children and adults, we encourage them to reach their highest potential by discovering the rewards and joy of reading.
Results: In 2013, we provided eleven different types of programs, 239 times to approximately 4,000 individuals in 40 different facilities. There were 40 different individual volunteers whose efforts totaled 2,200 volunteer hours.
The Literacy Alliance was founded on high quality literacy programs that benefit the community. Providing these programs have been and always will be our highest goal. The literacy needs of the community are an important issue and it is our hope to address those needs more fully with each passing year.
Target demographics: children enjoy literature.
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 4000 children and teens enjoy reading by providing 240 programs.
Geographic areas served: Central Florida
Programs: Book Busters
Eugene Gregory Production Crew
Middle School Booktalks
Third Grade Summer Booktalks
Preschool/Kindergarten Story Time
Juvenile Detention Center
Professional with expertise in this field
I am the lead coordinator of Mended Little Hearts of Orlando, a non-profit support group for children and families touched by congenital heart defects. The Literacy Alliance assisted us during a few of our meetings, working with our heart kids and their siblings while their moms, dads and caregivers had our own meeting.
The Literary Alliance is a wonderful organization, professional, with an expertise in the learning styles of children. I would feel honored to have them at every meeting we hold. Children of all ages will benefit, both socially and educationally, by experiencing this team at work.