Without being able to read, I would not have the life that I have. Literacy Partners changes lives through the power of reading.
Either in kindergarten or first grade, my parents gifted me with a book club subscription. It was exciting to wait for my book every month. The books started out with a lot of illustrations, but as I got older, and developed more advanced reading skills, the pictures became fewer and fewer and the words on the page became more and more dense. Reading my book club books, as well as others, opened up my world–even as a small child. They fed my yearning to travel, learn skills, explore nature, and understand culture. Aside from the obvious that it would have been virtually impossible to become a doctor if I didn’t know how to read, I would not have been able to enjoy so many other experiences– such as being part of the cast of the online talk show, book club, The Tea.
Another reason I am feeling inspired by the idea of literacy is that next month I will be launching my first solo-authored book, Moxie Mindset. It’s a guide for doctors seeking to build a successful medical practice in a competitive market place. People who can read my book. regardless of whether they are doctors. will gain access to life changing information.
Literacy Partners is a New York City based not-for-profit that uses a multigenerational strategy to address illiteracy. It has been established that children whose parents read to them will become better readers. But where does that leave families in which the adults cannot read? Literacy Partners not only empowers adults to improve their own lives by addressing illiteracy, they help them empower the next generation of readers by helping parents to be able to read to their children. That’s why this week Aglow Gives to Literacy Partners–join us.