Literacy Alive! — Professional Members
August - April — Submit the Literacy Alive! Professional Members Stipend Request Form
3 Weeks after Stipend Request Form is received — If approved, you will receive $100 to be used for your project.
August - May — Submit the Literacy Alive! Professional Member Achievement Form within 2 weeks of completing your project to receive recognition form KDP and a letter of commendation sent to a supervisor of your choice
What is Literacy Alive!?
Literacy Alive! is Kappa Delta Pi’s signature service initiative in which chapters and individual members are encouraged to participate by hosting events and programs that bring empowering literacy skills to their participants.
For more than 20 years, Kappa Delta Pi has led an effort among our 40,000 members to participate in Literacy Alive! Activities range from a simple book drive for a community center to a literacy program at a local library to specialty projects that work with disadvantaged children, military families, and victims of natural disaster among others. The ability to read is an essential skill that impacts everyone.
How to Participate?
Joining the Literacy Alive! initiative is easy! Professional KDP Members can participate by hosting any event, project, or program that enhances the literacy skills of those participating. Professional Members hosting events or programs in their school and community can apply for $100 of funding from Kappa Delta Pi to aid in the implementation of a Literacy Alive! event.
- Plan and organize a literacy event.
- Apply for funding from KDP through the Professional Member Stipend Request Form.
- Within 3 weeks, you will be notified by KDP regarding the status of your stipend request.
- Host the event or project.
- Complete the Literacy Alive! Professional Member Achievement Form to receive recognition from KDP and a letter of commendation sent to a supervisor of your choice.
To be eligible for $100 of funding from Kappa Delta Pi, submit the Professional Member Stipend Request Form. Members will be notified within three weeks regarding the status of the stipend request. Click here for the rubric used in determining if funding is awarded.
After the project, complete the Literacy Alive! Professional Member Achievement Form. Submitting the achievement form will enable you to be recognized by Kappa Delta Pi and will allow you to request a letter of commendation to be sent to a supervisor of your choosing.
Resources & Sample Projects
These projects may be used as is or tailored to meet the needs of your target audience.
Education for Sustainable Development
Book Drive & Family Literacy Night
Spooky Story Prompts
Watch Literacy Empowers, a KDP member-produced video.
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Literacy Alive! volunteer t-shirts. All proceeds benefit the Literacy Alive! Program. Purchase Now
Professional Member Stipend Recipients
Congratulations to the 2014—2015 Professional Member Stipend Recipients:
Angelica Merk-Serrano — Science Literacy: Duck Egg Hatching
Courtney Thieberger — Take Home Reading
Grant Kinman — Sacred Heart High School Social Studies Department
Jessica Rondeau — Family Literacy Nights
Kathy Hardy — Advancement Via Individual Determination
Nicole Martone — Writing Program at the Mark Twain House & Museum
Ryan Stivers — Literacy Night ReNEW Accelerated High School
Click here to read a summary of each of the 2014–2015 Literacy Alive! Professional Member Projects.