On Saturday April 9,
2011 students from the Reading Against the Odds Program attended the annual On
the Road to Literacy Conference at UIC which was hosted by the Literacy
Volunteers of Illinois. The 20th annual conference ran from 9am - 3pm during
which time tutors, teachers and adult learners were able to visit
numerous informative, fun and thought provoking workshops that
addressed a variety of literacy related issues. With over twenty
workshops there was something for everyone.
The RAO group successfully held its very own workshop at the conference. Our aim was to get
the word out about the Reading Against the Odds program. Reading Against the
Odds adult learners spoke about their own experiences within the class
during the workshop. Students stood proud as they talked about the progress
they've made, the books they've read, and the skill and concepts they have
learned since joining the program.
The workshop was led by Amina Egwiekhor, RAO co-facilitator along with RAO students
Linda Williams, Nona Branick, Vicki Ferguson, Charles Barnett, Harold Barnes,
Cheri Hubbard, and Latoya Dean.