When Girl Scout Senior Alena Richart began to think about her Gold Award project, she reflected on her love of reading. This leads her to Literacy Pittsburgh and its Family Literacy program. Alena said, “I love reading books, and I want to share the opportunity with as many people as possible. Partnering with Literacy Pittsburgh allows me to reach a diverse group of families”. For Alena’s Gold Award project, she is creating a free library at Literacy Pittsburgh’s Family Literacy site that will allow children and their families to take books home whenever they want. She is in the process of collecting new books through local book drives and an Amazon Wish List. If you would like to help fill the shelves, consider purchasing a book through the Amazon Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/QG33FI2JIJD1?ref_=wl_share
Literacy Pittsburgh (formerly Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council) helps create better lives through learning. Recognized as a national leader in adult and family literacy, Literacy Pittsburgh is the largest provider of adult basic education in Allegheny and Beaver Counties. Last year, Literacy Pittsburgh helped more than 4,000 individuals acquire the skills needed to reach their fullest potential in life and participate productively in their communities. Literacy Pittsburgh provides free, personalized instruction in workforce readiness, high school diploma test preparation, digital literacy, English language learning, math, reading, and family literacy through one-to-one and small class instruction. Founded in 1982, it serves local adults through numerous neighborhood locations and its Downtown Pittsburgh Learning Center.