Literacy Texas Newsletter, May 16, 2023

The long game

Literacy is the long game, isn’t it? We don’t achieve results overnight – and sometimes it takes years for adult learners to achieve their goals. But the success is all the sweeter when it comes – and there’s nothing better than seeing a life transformed, a family’s future brightened.

Once a year, we like to pause and honor the persistence of adult students, and the volunteers who walk alongside them as cheer squad and teachers. It was one of the highlights of 2022 for me to present awards to Ilknur, Chau, Latrent, and Linda, who are now forever members of the Literacy Texas Hall of Fame.

You have just a few days left to submit your nomination for any of our four annual awards:Student Achievement – ABE/HSEStudent Achievement – ESOLVolunteer Instructor ExcellenceVolunteer Excellence in any roleThe forms are short and sweet, and we’ll help awardees get to College Station to receive their awards – or work with you on an alternative presentation, if travel isn’t convenient for a winner from your organization. We’d love to have the most nominations yet!The Annual Awards are just one part of the conference – we’re still accepting scholarship applications from eligible organizations, general registration is open (if you’re a scholarship recipient, check your email for your code – if you’re a non-scholarship attendee, the early bird rate expires on July 5). Our Exhibitor Area has filled much more quickly than we anticipated, and we expect exhibitor registration to close soon, so if you’ve been waiting, don’t wait any longer!

Thank you for being a friend of literacy,

Steve Banta
Executive Director
Literacy Texas

The May newsletter also includes:

NEWS & UPDATES: Texas Broadband Development Offices wants to hear from you; “My first teacher was my mother” – celebrating Mothers Day; Dollar General Literacy Foundation announces its largest one-day donation; the value of knowing why Health literacy matters.

SOUTH PLAINS SYMPOSIUM: Welcome back to Texas Tech, South Plains!

LAREDO LITERACY SYMPOSIUM: Registration opening soon!

ANNUAL CONFERENCE UPDATES: Registration open, more than 70% of scholarships awarded, exhibitor area more than 80% booked, and hotel room block open now.

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