"The American Dream is about equal opportunity for everyone who works hard. If we don't give everyone the ability to read and write, then we aren't giving everyone an equal chance to succeed."
-- Mrs. Barbara Bush
The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is committed to giving the precious gift of literacy to the millions of Americans who cannot read. The NFRW, working in concert with the Barbara Bush Foundation, asks local clubs to share their literacy projects each September during NFRW Literacy Month. This annual program was established by the NFRW Literacy Committee in 2002.
The NFRW recognizes clubs that document their work to promote literacy. The deadline for clubs to share their projects is October 31. (Need help finding this submission form? See details at the bottom of this page.)
Let us know what your club does for literacy. It is important and fun!
Barbara Bush Literacy Program Winners, 2017
We are proud to announce that the following 2017 winning numbers were chosen by First Lady Barbara Bush. The numbers were randomly assigned to the 2017 submissions. We thank the First Lady for her gracious support of the NFRW's Barbara Bush Literacy Program. Literacy has always been and continues, through the Barbara Bush Foundation, to be an important part of her legacy.
Congratulations to First Place Winner #8:
Westlake Village Republican Women Federated of Westlake Village, California, Dale Thomas, President
Congratulations to Second Place Winner #12:
Federated Republican Women of Lafayette County, Odessa, Missouri, Lana Crain, President
Winning clubs received a copy of "Lincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever" and "Little Miss Patriot."
The NFRW Literacy Committee wishes to thank and congratulate all who participated. You were all winners in advancing literacy in your community. What you do does make a difference!
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