Friday, 25 of July of 2014

Play for Literacy

Thank you all for coming out on Sunday to Play for Literacy!

We had a great time and we raised some funds to help support adult learners in this community.

A Big Thank You to Our Event Sponsors This Year:

Cross Keys Mill Creek Ruritan Club

IDM Trucking, Inc.

KARIS

Starbucks @ James Madison Square

Visit our Play for Literacy page and watch our Facebook page

for information on the next tournament!

 


You Made It Pottery Fun-raiser!


You Made It logo

Skyline Literacy “Fun-raiser” at You Made It!

163 South Main Street, Harrisonburg

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 — 4 pm–7 pm

Tell Joan or David that you are with Skyline Literacy, and 15% of your purchase will help adult literacy programs.

Don’t have time to create?  Buy your piece between 4-7, come back when it is convenient for you!

*Posted November 30, 2013


Skyline Literacy Meets AAUW

Skyline Literacy Meets AAUW


Skyline Literacy presents challenges of immigrant women and professional careers

Saturday, 9/14/13.  Skyline Literacy teamed up with AAUW (American Association of University Women)  to discuss obstacles faced by  university-educated immigrant/refugee women.   Laura Zarrugh, member of AAUW and the Skyline Literacy Board President, along with Elizabeth Girvan, SL Executive Director, presented a round table discussion.

Five area university-educated immigrant women spoke of the obstacles they face when trying to find employment in their chosen careers after moving to the United States.

Read more of the story … http://harrisonburg-va.aauw.net/seeking-the-american-dream-international-women-tell-their-stories/

 


The Impact of Functional Illiteracy

 

Someone who is functionally illiterate can often read and write simple words but cannot apply these limited skills to necessary tasks in everyday life such as reading a medicine label, balancing a bank account, and filling out a job application.  In fact, parents who are functionally illiterate will not have the skills or confidence to help their children with homework or even read their children a bedtime story (World Literacy Foundation, 2012).

Functional illiteracy prevents adults from accessing education and vocational training, thus decreasing their earning capacity. It costs employers, healthcare providers, and municipalities additional dollars each year.  It impacts children’s performance in school and likelihood to graduate from high school and attend college.  Even adults with some education struggle with literacy skills.  Many adults with less than a 9th grade education read below a 5th grade level.

Ed Attainment bar graph

 

Did you know that the percentage of adults with less than a 9th grade education is higher in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County than it is in the State and the Nation?

 

How can you help?  Become a Community Literacy Partner through your gifts of time and money.   A donation of $25 will purchase a literacy book or help with the cost of tutoring.  Use our secure online donation form here.  Interested in volunteering?  Call 540.433.0505 or email skylineliteracy@gmail.com for more information and upcoming tutor training dates.


Play for Literacy SCRABBLE® Tournament

Play for Literacy

SCRABBLE is BACK!

Come and play SCRABBLE and support adult literacy programs in our community!

February 23, 2014 – 2:00 – 4:30 pm, (Doors open at 1:30)

Skyline Middle School, Harrisonburg, VA

See our event page for more information or call 540.433.0505.

Registration now open.   To register, click HERE.

Win Prizes!  Support a Good Cause!

 

 

 

Posted on October 2, 2013


Thank You, Volunteers!

Skyline Literacy would like to thank all of our volunteers for donating their time and items this past weekend at our garage sale. The money raised from the garage sale will help Skyline Literacy continue to enhance literacy for adult learners. Your help is greatly appreciated and will make a difference in our community! Thank you!

Posted on June 24, 2013


Summer Yard Sale

Join Skyline Literacy for our Summer Yard Sale on Saturday June 22 from 8:00am-4:00pm.

Summer Yard Sale
Posted on June 17, 2013


Learners Award Picnic

This May, Skyline will host its first-ever Learner Awards Picnic to celebrate the hard work and consequent success of all of our learners!

The Picnic will be held from 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. on May the 5th, 2013.  Grab your lawn chairs, bring a covered dish, and come join the fun!

Learner Awards Picnic Postcard 2013

Posted on April 19, 2013


Skyline’s Most Recent Play for Literacy Scrabble® Tournament Scores High!

Play for Literacy Scrabble tournament
Eighty folks attended our most recent Play for Literacy Scrabble ® tournament, raising $3,700 towards promoting adult literacy in our community. A big thanks to all who helped, sponsored, and participated!

To see more photos of the tournament, visit the Play for Literacy Scrabble ® tournament album on our Facebook page!

Interested in participating in our next Play for Literacy Scrabble ® tournament? Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for future tournament dates and other information.

Posted on March 2, 2013