Literacy is one of the keystones of our work here. And we’re not just focusing on not being able to read, but we are also talking about artistic, financial, and nutritional illiteracy as well, to name a few. Nothing holds a person back than their inability to read. We aim to help change that.
In fact, we aim to be part of the conversation about a needed reimagining of how we educate our youth, and more importantly, encouraging all people to desire and seek ongoing, continued learning throughout life. This post chronicles our notes and observations on literacy, education, and learning.
(Note: this page will be updated frequently!)
Continue to learn, what you know will never be enough.Unknown
“Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.”Sir Ken Robinson
“You can’t replace reading with other sources of information like videos, because you need to read in order to write well, and you need to write in order to think well.” Paul Graham
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”Margaret Fuller
Honored to support the AARP Foundation’s Experience Corps program this year. Our support is helping transition the program to more remote-based programming, exposing more kids (and senior citizens) to the program, and to help senior citizens tutor/mentors safely engage with the kids in the age of COVID-19. Our 2021 investment will help 300 kids improve their reading skills!
Writer David Foster Wallace on the importance of controlling your attention:
“Twenty years after my own graduation, I have come gradually to understand that the liberal arts cliché about “teaching you how to think” is actually shorthand for a much deeper, more serious idea: Learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience. Because if you cannot exercise this kind of choice in adult life, you will be totally hosed.”
Excited to purchase copies of The Ultimate Art Museum for all nineteen ULBGC boys and girls clubs, to help inspire artistic literacy amongst our disadvantaged youth, and help fire a passion in the arts and humanities!
“We have been fighting on this planet for ten thousand years; it would be idiotic and unethical to not take advantage of such accumulated experiences. If you haven’t read hundreds of books, you are functionally illiterate, and you will be incompetent, because your personal experiences alone aren’t broad enough to sustain you.”General Jim Mattis
“Learning is never cumulative, it is a movement of knowing which has no beginning and no end.”Bruce Lee
Be sure to visit our RESOURCES page, for we have several classifications of suggested reading for you to benefit from!