Teach an adult, reach a child

I want to share some great news.

Thanks to our supporters, we have so many students this year, that we are holding extra graduation ceremonies, taking place in less than a month.

We can’t wait to share the celebrations in July as we stand side-by-side with students from our Aboriginal adult literacy Campaigns in Yarrabah and Tennant Creek.

It is always such a great day.

I know how hard it is to return to education as an adult. That’s what I did, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made.

I always tell our students they are the bravest of the brave. It’s tough learning to read and write as an adult. But the pay-off is enormous.

Everything gets better.

We’ve collected a lot of research that proves that point.

Really, all the evidence that is needed is there on Graduation Day, in the smiles of our students and their families. Most of all it is the little kids running around.

Teach an adult, reach a child.

Reading to children from an early age is one of the best ways to help them thrive.

And thanks to our supporters, The Foundation’s locally-led literacy Campaigns are reaching entire families.

That is what puts a smile on my face on Graduation Day – knowing mothers, fathers and grandparents can now read to those little kids.

Thanks for being a big part of something very special.

Jack Beetson, Executive Director
Literacy for Life Foundation

PS – If you haven’t done so already, please consider making a tax-deductible donation before June 30. We are an Aboriginal not-for-profit and so far we have helped over 500 Aboriginal students and provided training and employment for more than 50 local Aboriginal staff across 13 communities. With your support we can do even more. Thank you!

Graduate Joyce (left) shares a book.
Collarenebri Graduate Joyce reading to a child.