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Essay Competition for Students

We’re pleased to announce an Interview and Essay Competition for youth. If you’re a student in Grades 7-12, interview someone 60+ and create an essay on the theme “My Childhood Home”.

Junior category (ages 12-15)           500 – 750 words
Senior category (15+1 day – 18)   750 – 1000 words

“My Childhood Home” essay contest sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hanover.

There’s more information on the poster below or contact or 519.364.0008.

Entry Forms and Contest Rules:

Entry Form

Literacy On Its Feet Fall Program Full!

Our fall drama workshop program is now full. We are accepting names for our waitlist. Led by local performer Jenny Parsons, sessions begin on Thursday, October 5th, 4 pm. No cost. Thanks to all registrants – see you then!

To find out more about this program, please see the LOIF Information Sheet and also the Application Form For Participants if you’d like to be added to the waitlist. We’re also accepting submissions for Adult Leaders and Teen Volunteers to assist at these workshops.

Twisted Mystery Fundraiser, Oct. 27th

South Grey Bruce Youth Literacy Council presents:

Twisted Mystery

Ima Gabbler’s infamous little red book is missing… and that’s dynamite for the members of New York’s glittering, glamorous Algonquin Round Table .

Join them for a murder … wrapped in a mystery—20s style!

Friday October 27, 2017, 7pm-9pm at Jest Arts Studio, 148-1 Garafraxa St. North, Durham

Tickets $25, includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash Bar.

Contact or 519.364.0008

SGBYLC Fall Activities, 2017

Free one-on-one tutoring with screened, trained volunteers for children and youth 6-18. Applications for learners are available online or contact our office for more details.

Free fall improv drama program begins Tuesday, September 19th, for 8 weeks. Registration forms for participants are available online.  Hanover, Durham Location TBD – call for details.

Save the date for our fall twisted mystery fundraiser, Friday, October 27th, 7-9 pm. Location TBD.

The scene: the Algonquin Hotel, New York, 1920. Writers, agents and hangers-on gather for a glamorous evening – mayhem ensues! Solve puzzles and interview suspects, enjoy good eats and help raise funds for Youth Literacy.

For information, email, or contact Kimm at 519.364.0008.

The Society of Energy Professionals Continues Support of Youth Literacy

A big ‘thank you’ to the Society of Energy Professionals for their recent generous donation in support of Youth Literacy!

The Society of Energy Professionals has been an ongoing supporter as we help kids read, and as we try to reach more families and more volunteers, their support is invaluable.

Youth Literacy Treasurer Harvey McFadden and Shirley Hayes from The Society of Energy Professionals