On Friday, April 11, 2024, at 6pm First Literacy will host the 34th Annual Spelling Bee at the State Street Channel Center in Boston. Anyone who would like to form a spelling team can do so. During the Spelling Bee swarms of spellers will compete by spelling words sure to stump even the savviest of spellers.
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National Family Literacy Month is a great time for families to learn and read together; and although our work at First Literacy focuses on adults, our work impacts the entire family. According to National Institutes of Health, the biggest determinant of a child’s literacy level is their mother’s.
September marks the unofficial start of back-to-school season and some important dates that bring to attention the importance of literacy. The dates are important to recognize and the facts and figures behind the importance of adult literacy can help you tell the story to your friends, family, and local government.
On August 16 the Office of Boston Mayor Michelle Wu hosted the 2023 First Literacy Scholarship Ceremony at The Great Hall in Boston. The ceremony celebrated the 43 adult learners who were awarded First Literacy Scholarships for the 2023-2024 school year.
Summer in New England is a treat. The warmer weather often brings beach days, BBQs, and a break from the daily grind. For adult learners, summer may also mean a break from classes, which can be a good reset; but it can also create challenges and obstacles in the fall when it is time to return to the classroom.
On Thursday, March 30 twenty-one teams battled it out, spelling words that stumped even the savviest spellers. After four years of hosting the event virtually, the First Literacy Spelling Bee was once again held in person at the State Street Channel Center.