Teens For Literacy

Welcome to TFL

"TFL students In front of Miami Univeristy's Upham Hall - April, 2006"

The Teens for Literacy program was intitiated by Dr. Allen Berger, Heckert Professor of Reading and Writing, in 1989 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The program encourages inner-city middle and high school students to become involved in promoting literacy in their own school or community. Teams of students at each school design and participate directly in such activities as tutoring, reading-aloud, reading contests, video taping, and creating displays.

These projects are carried out under the direction of committed teachers and counselors. The activities expose other students to the many rewards that reading and writing provide. The students also visit Miami University several times a year to share ideas and interact with college students and faculty. For the team members the experiences foster self-confidence through achievements in literacy improvement, leadership and team-work skills, and an appreciation for the excitement and challenge of college and the teaching profession.

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