NCFL connects with families at 2011 LULAC National Convention

On June 30, 2011, NCFL’s Brenda Logan and Rhonda Childress attended the 82nd annual League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Conference & Exhibition in Cincinnati. Founded in 1929, LULAC is the oldest and most widely respected Hispanic civil rights organization in the country.

NCFL’s longtime partner Toyota graciously invited NCFL to be a part of their extensive exhibit. Brenda and Rhonda met hundreds of families, sharing with them information about NCFL’s family learning website Wonderopolis┬« and our other family literacy programs.

Brenda and Rhonda had a great time and were able to share all sorts of information and resources with conference attendees. Rhonda introduced Wonderopolis’ free virtual summer camp, Camp What-A-Wonder, to families.

“I had the chance to speak with so many families about Wonderopolis and Camp-What-A-Wonder and show them demonstrations of the website,” Rhonda said. “It was a very exciting time!”

Rhonda also demonstrated how Wonderopolis helps families engage in learning both online and offline. “We were able to extend Wonderopolis to the children in a few different and engaging ways outside of the website,” she said. “Dozens of children visited and gathered around as we examined the properties of water and air pressure in experiments that we had set up in the exhibit. They were able to nominate Wonders of the Day┬« and receive a sticker for their nomination.”

Rhonda took a break from demonstrating Wonderopolis to read aloud to children at the conference. “We even included a good NCFL story time in Spanish,” she said. “We all — NCFL and Toyota staff alike — had a lot of fun!”