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Causes: Education

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 Science Fun Eugene Gregory Production Crew Boys Town Middle School Booktalks Third Grade Summer Booktalks Homeless Shelter Preschool/Kindergarten Story Time Juvenile Detention Center

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Vanessa9

Board Member

Rating: 5

Without education and critical thinking a society becomes stagnant. That's why I believe with all my heart on the principals and work of the Literacy Alliance. This is an organization that understands that developing a love for and engaging children, teens and adults in reading is critical for a better community and stronger individuals. It's a pleasure to be a part of this great organization.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

It's been very rewarding to have been a part of the Literacy Alliance since it was created a few years ago to fill a void in the services available to residents - specifically the children - of Seminole County. Watching the teens and children share the joys of reading, story participation, music and songs is a great way to spend an afternoon, or even many afternoons.

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

I love being apart of The Literacy Alliance! It is my joy to be with children, teens, other great volunteers and books! Being able to bring a positive literacy experience to children and teens in distressful situations is very rewarding. Each time I see the teens and children become engaged and interested in the learning experience, I am grateful. It touches my heart to see them smile because of their success at that moment. I love that we go were there is a need for a love of books! To each program we bring encouragement, humor, acceptance and most of all books. We love sharing literature and wherever we go, that love is easily seen and best of all – it is catching.

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to part of The literacy Alliance, a non profit organization based in Central Florida. It offers many different programs for kids in the Central Florida region; book talks, puppet shows, puppet movies, magic tricks, science experiments, reading exercises and poetry activities. Most of these programs are catered towards at-risk kids at the Seminole Regional Juvenile Detention Centre, the Eugene Gregory Memorial Youth Academy, Boys Town of Central Florida, Midway Safe Harbor institute and homeless shelters. In addition, The Lit Alliance conducts programs at the local elementary and middle schools, local county library and at the local book stores.
These programs not only benefit the kids, but also the numerous volunteers that participate to make these programs successful. They regularly perform in front of audiences as actors and speakers, and they help develop props and other required materials for the shows. Overall, it is a great experience for the volunteers.
Diane Keyes, the president of the Literacy Alliance is someone who continuously attempts to promote reading and education for at-risk kids. She has dedicated her entire life to the community around her. She is a librarian by profession, but an altruist by nature. She needs all the support she can get to make her mission successful. Help us continue this effort by volunteering for this organization and/or by making a donation.