NPCA welcomes Affiliate Group leaders to these weekly Affiliate Group "Leaders Lunch" gatherings, which are an open and informal channel for increased communication and coordination of our efforts.
For this meeting on Friday, October 15, we welcome special guests from Friends of Tonga to share the work that they have been doing. Friends of Tonga was recently selected as a 2021 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program Best Practice Honoree!
The Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program honors nonprofit organizations in three major prize categories for outstanding contributions to increasing literacy. It also recognizes up to 15 organizations for their successful implementation of a specific literacy practice. We have been recognized for the FoT video read aloud program! This award comes with a $5,000 prize and the organization has been invited to a virtual best practices conference! We are so honored to be included among such outstanding organizations:
FoT's Virtual Read-Aloud Program has developed a resource library of videos in which Tongan teachers and students can access videos of English speakers reading stories. All books have been authorized by the authors and publishers for use.
These Friday "Lunch" discussions are fairly informal as they are meant to share ideas and opportunities for increased coordination between groups. NPCA staff members will be on hand to listen in and facilitate the discussion. We hope that at least one member of each group's leadership team will be able to join the discussion each week.
We look forward to connecting with you!
(A zoom link will be sent to you after you register for the meeting.)
*It's difficult, if not impossible, to find a time that works well for groups across six time zones, so we will change the day/time on occasion. Watch the calendar and the Affiliate Group News page for updates.