United Voices of Youth Community Literacy Mixer

Hey there folks come out tonight and join us for a specially event to promote youth literacy. I’ll be a guest speaker along with many notables from the community. Event location is, Councilmember Curren D. Price Jr’s New 9th District Community Center, 4301 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles 90011 on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 5:30pm -8pm.

United Voices of Youth Community Literacy Mixer on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in Los Angeles.  United Voices of Youth (UVOY) is taking a lead and addressing adult illiteracy in South Los Angeles and the surrounding communities.  UVOY is a grass-roots organization tackling a daunting issue that cannot be address without true collaboration.  We are grateful to the support, guidance and the wealth of knowledge being shared among community minded individuals.

Senator Holly Mitchell’s office and UVOY organized the first Literacy Roundtable with several community leaders for a discussion to address illiteracy as it relates to Health Literacy, Financial Literacy, Cultural Literacy, Reading Literacy and the Re-Entry Programs.  Panelists included USC School of Social Work, Los Angeles Urban League, Centro Latino for Literacy, Los Angeles Public Library Adult Literacy Department, Kaiser Permanente, UCLA Afrikan Student Union to name a few.  The findings from this powerful discussion will be presented to an audience of 50+ individuals at the Community Literacy Mixer.

The Community Literacy Mixer will be held at Councilmember Curren D. Price Jr’s New 9th District Community Center, 4301 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles 90011 on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 5:30pm -8pm.  Networking will be from 5:30-6pm and the program starts at 6pm.  The Mixer will be an intimate informative event which includes Food, Entertainment and Speakers all centered on Literacy.  We will be addressing an audience of nonprofit and social service agencies, community leaders, teachers and individuals who are knowledgeable and committed to improving the literacy rates of individuals in some of Los Angeles’ most impoverished communities.

Please join us and support these efforts.

United Voices of Youth provides the adult literacy program Back 2 Basics (B2B) which is a research-based literacy program that teaches basic literacy skills using phonics to English speaking individuals ages 16 and up.  Our pilot program began in the offices of the California African American Museum and has continued to grow.  The Back 2 Basics program offers one-to-one tutoring in a safe and supportive classroom setting.  The curriculum uses music, rhythm and rhyme in its diverse lesson plans.   Results of the Back 2 Basics program show that 80% of participants have improved their literacy skills in just 24 hours – the number of hours spent in the program in 6-weeks! The innovative curriculum, individual care and the one-to-one tutoring are all elements of the success of the program.  Please visit the website at www.uvoy.org to see how the program works.

Leah Sayles
Founder and President
United Voices of Youth (UVOY)   www.uvoy.org

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