First Literacy of Boston seeks teams for annual spelling bee fundraiser


A team from The Boston Globe celebrates after spelling a word correctly at the 2019 First Literacy Spelling Bee.

On February 10, the First Literacy Spelling Bee was featured in The Boston Globe. The Spelling Bee is First Literacy’s largest fundraiser, having raised over $3.6 million to support adult literacy programs that provide life-changing educational opportunities for adults in Massachusetts. During the Spelling Bee swarms of spellers will compete by spelling words sure to stump even the savviest of spellers.

February 10, 2023 – First Literacy of Boston is calling on businesses, community organizations or groups of people to form teams for its 33rd Annual Spelling Bee, its largest fund-raiser which returns for in-person competition next month. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on March 30 at the State Street Channel Center in Boston, according to a statement from First Literacy, which provides adult basic education services to low-income residents of Massachusetts.

“After a two-year hiatus we are excited to be hosting the Bee in person this year,” said Executive Director Terry Witherell, according to the statement. “The Spelling Bee is extremely important not just as our biggest fundraiser, but for sharing our mission and spreading awareness of adults struggling with low literacy.”

Read the full article written by Globe Correspondent Claire Law.

February 16, 2023

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