Celebrate Literacy Month
September is the perfect time for your club to become aware of the education needs in your community or to learn about projects around the world where Rotarians are making a difference through education and literacy projects. Review why Basic Education and Literacy is an Area of Focus. https://www.rotary.org/en/our-causes/supporting-education
Schedule speakers related to literacy. 
Possible topics: 
Report on your club’s local literacy goals and activities, 
Update your club on your international literacy work,
Share a local innovative educational program,
Ask a public librarian to share their programs. There could be a partnership potential. 

Recognize organizations that focus on literacy. Examples:
Read in Color  https://littlefreelibrary.org/read-in-color/ 
Read Indeed - https://www.facebook.com/readindeed/ 
Bridge to Books katie@bridgetobooks.com
Community Education speaker on  literacy activities 
Invite Speakers to address other types of literacy 
Ask local school officials to talk about Education Equity
Plan recognitions of students, teachers, and/or schools throughout the year. 
Promote Education & Literacy All Year Round
There are many opportunities to bring awareness and support to the different aspects of solving literacy challenges. Consider promoting different aspects of education throughout the year
9/8 - Literacy Day (Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces)
9/18-24 - Adult Education and Family Literacy Week
11/10  - World Science Day for Peace and Development (Building Climate-Ready Communities)
12/3 - International Day of Persons with Disabilities
1/24- International Day of Education
2/4- Take Your Child to the Library Day
2/11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science
3/2- Read Across America Day / Dr Seuss Day
3/8- International Women’s Day
3/14- Pi Day - International Day of Mathematics (Albert Einstein’s Birthday)
4/1-7 - Week of the Young Child
4/16 (USA) - Library Day - 
4/23  - World Book Day
Literacy Grant 
BELRAG and Save the Children are pleased to announce funding opportunities for Rotary and Rotaract Clubs involved with early learning projects. Clubs may apply for grants of up to $15,000. WEBINAR August 25th at 3 pm CST to learn how your Club can apply for one of these grants to support your community-based initiative that supports early learning.
Applications are available on 1 September. 
Apply by October 15. 
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