Literacy Voices Roundup – October 24

Literacy for families: Program lets parents, children learn together

From the St. Cloud Times, enjoy this story from Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, about families who found success together through family literacy. And to all family literacy practitioners out there across the country, keep up the great work!

With education budgets getting squeezed more than ever, programs are looking for other sources of funding. lets you browse grants by category (foundation, federal, etc.) or search for keywords. You can learn more about NCFL’s Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year and the Verizon Tech Savvy awards on the site too.

The road to financial literacy: Money Bus rolls into Indy with program to teach kids skills early

Earlier this week, Carol Gabler’s post shared the importance of health literacy. This story from The Indianapolis Star explains how another program is teaching financial literacy, another important component of literacy.

Here’s a preview of their initiative: “The Kids Count on the Money Bus program, a mobile financial literacy classroom for third- through fifth-graders… To board the bus, students first must know how to fill out a check and bank slip. They then take cash, checks and a debit card on board and make financial decisions about how to use that money and credit. There are arcade games, photo booths and other interactive activities to keep learning fun.”