Family Literacy

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A student is reading a book with two young girls
What is _____?: 

What is Family Literacy?


The Family Literacy program helps members of the community improve their lives by increasing their reading skills. Family Literacy oversees the following programs: Project Read, Selnate International School, and the Orem Literacy Center. 

Program Directors: 

Program Directors

Tommy Fredrick

(801) 834-8047

 

Alex Shumway

(801) 360-3396

 

Jessica Mckeckney

(253) 252-9634

 

Katie Christensen

(801) 897-4105

 

Liz Larson

(385) 266-8081

 

Active Semesters

Fall   Winter

 

How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?


Family Literacy expects you to serve between 1-3 hours per week. 

Click here to view and sign up for volunteer opportunities:  Sign Up! 

If you have any questions, call or email the program directors at familyliteracy@byu.edu.

 

Experiences: 

Experiences

Reading with the same students consistently allowed me to build a friendship I wouldn't have otherwise. The student I worked with motivates me and makes me excited about learning all over again as I recognize his motivation and eagerness to learn. Family Literacy is about more than just reading, but the connection found through it. 

-Jessica McKeckney (2017)