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November is National Family Literacy Month

Posted on 11/20/2015

Family literacy is at work when two generations or more -- parents, children, and/or extended family members – are actively engaged in learning together. The National Center for Families Learning External link opens in new window or tab, has always worked to hone and create the best family literacy practices and resources External link opens in new window or tab to facilitate adults and children learning and achieving together. For 26 years, they have traveled the country to lead, learn from, and work with the best educators, advocates, and policy makers from schools, community-based organizations, and libraries to help empower families to be more engaged in education and community efforts. And, they have worked directly with families to align thier services and resources with the families' educational needs and goals. Each November - National Family Literacy Month – NCLF and partners lift up and celebrate the tireless efforts of family literacy and family-focused programs, and this year they are shining a spotlight on 10 of NCFL's partner organizations as they host family learning events in communities across the U.S.

"When parents and children come together to learn, relationships among family members, neighbors and communities are all strengthened," said Sharon Darling, president and founder of NCFL. "Educators and families across the country invest time—from hours to moments everyday—to learn together and make real-world connections that make learning stick, and last a lifetime. As we take National Family Literacy Month to reflect on the many successes and breakthroughs we've experienced with families learning together over the years, it's easy to see that learning two generations at a time is a critical, worthwhile investment."

No matter your focus on literacy and education (health, reading, STEM, civic engagement, financial literacy), NCFL wants to hear from you this November. Share your own stories of successful literacy practices and accomplishments using #FamilyLiteracyMonth External link opens in new window or tab on Twitter throughout the month of November.

NCFL is a leader in family learning initiatives and has established two-generation solutions to educational challenges in communities across the United States. They offer several free online resources for families to learn together External link opens in new window or tab in the areas of health, finance, and wonder, regardless of parents' educational background.

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Line On Family Literacy. 2015.(accessed November 17th, 2015) http://familieslearning.org/our-solutions/national-family-literacy-month-2015.html External link opens in new window or tab