Become a Literacy Champion for Read On Nottingham

Literacy Champion

As part of our Read On Nottingham campaign, we’re looking for people across Nottingham to become Literacy Champions in their local communities.

What is a Literacy Champion?

Literacy Champions want to help improve literacy in their community. You could be a parent, business professional, teacher, student, sports coach or anyone passionate about making a difference in their local area. You can support in person or online and we’ll provide training to get you up and running.

As families cope with the challenges of education disruptions and social distancing, Literacy Champions reach out to their communities, encouraging and inspiring them to engage with literacy.

Why does Nottingham need Literacy Champions?

In 2019, a third of five-year-olds in Nottingham (35%) did not have the reading and writing skills expected for their age by the time they started school. Almost half of teenagers in Nottingham (47%) leave school without good grades in English and Maths.

Not being able to read, write or communicate well holds people back at every stage of their life. As a child they won't be able to succeed at school, as a young adult they will be locked out of the job market, and on becoming a parent they won't be able to support their child's learning.

We need you to reach those in Nottingham who need our help the most.

What will being a Literacy Champion involve?

You know your local community and the issues facing it better than anyone. As a Literacy Champion, you will be supported to create and share pictures, videos and advice through social media and digital platforms, and even create your own community literacy projects if you want to.

You will have access to training, support and information from the Read On Nottingham team, helping you to reach those in your community who need help most.

How do I become a Literacy Champion?

Email and we’ll get in touch.

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Thank you to our amazing volunteers!

To celebrate #VolunteerWeek, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to our amazing Literacy Champions! 🏆 Some of our Literacy Champions have had to pause their projects due to the current situation, but many more have risen to the challenge to help us reach families online as Digital Literacy Champions. From distributing books to sharing activities online to providing guides on how to turn your empty loo rolls into story projectors – they’ve been doing amazing work! If you’d like to join our fantastic team of volunteers, find out more here:

Posted by Read On Nottingham on Thursday, 4 June 2020