Congratulations to Greg Walters, Friends of Literacy Volunteer and Home Federal Bank Hometown Hero!
Bank donates $5,000 to Friends of Literacy in Walters' name Home Federal Bank named Gregory E. Walters a Hometown Hero and also the program's 2013 overall winner and presented a check for $5,000 in his name to Friends of Literacy at a ceremony at Home Federal Bank's Fountain City branch on Thursday, May 2.
Read more about Greg and his commitment to supporting second chances here.
Join us for Readers Night Out on June 13 at Union Avenue Books!
Enjoy wine, hors d'oeuvres catered by Holly's Eventful Dining, and the opportunity to mix and mingle with local authors.
Click here for more details and to purchase your tickets to the event.
Seeking Nominations for the 2013 Hall of Fame
Friends of Literacy (FOL) is currently seeking nominations for induction into the East Tennessee Writer’s Hall of Fame. FOL realizes how important an author’s contributions are to our culture and history and for the 10th year, we wish to honor those who entertain, inspire, and inform us through the written word. Nominations are being sought for five categories: lifetime achievement, fiction, non-fiction, poetry and social media. An independent panel of judges will evaluate the nominees based on recognition within the writer’s field, longevity, quality, and volume of work. All nominees must have either been born in, currently reside in, or have a body of work related to the East Tennessee region. Click here for more details.
The mission of Friends of Literacy is to support the delivery of free, high-quality literacy and adult education programs for adults in Knox County who are inadequately educated to meet the challenges of daily life. Working in partnership with area adult education providers, our goal is to help provide basic education and life-skill training so that our students become better workers, parents, and citizens.
What Is Literacy?
“Literacy means an individual’s ability to read, write, and speak English, and to compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency necessary to function on the job in society, to achieve one’s goals and develop one’s knowledge and potential.”
- National Literacy Act (1991)