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What is Literacy Alive?

Literacy Alive!

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.

Why Literacy?
Literacy is a foundation upon which an entire education is crafted. We know that a child’s reading ability (particularly by 3rd grade) directly correlates with their later success in school, work, and life. Children must learn to read so that they can eventually read to learn. It is critical that child not fall behind, as they are likely to stay behind. Unfortunately, students of lower socioeconomic backgrounds are more susceptible to this phenomenon. The effects of reduced literacy ripple through a person’s life and eventually turn to waves.

Children who fall below grade-level reading are less likely to graduate high school on time, less likely to attend college, More likely to be impoverished, and even more likely to spend time in a correctional facility. These statistics are deeply alarming, and we should all make it our mission to eradicate these precedents.

Literacy Alive! is the avenue through which we can make an impact.

Contact our Chapter Services Team at mcs@kdp.org or 1-800-284-3167
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