The picture here is me and my son, Grant, watching Game 6 of the World Series this week. We were pulling for Boston but weren’t just couch potato-ing like many probably were Wednesday night. We were practicing scoring a baseball game.
Being a good baseball scorekeeper is something of a bit of pride for me. I never made it as an athlete, but I was one of the 4-5 official scorekeepers for the Birmingham Barons AA baseball team for four years. Being a baseball fan and enthusiast, I firmly believe that I’d be a horrible parent if I didn’t teach my children — Katie, age 5, is next — to keep score properly.
Today marks an online celebration of National Family Literacy Month and as part, those of us who are passionate about bringing about a more literate world through all generations (not just children) and walks of American life (not just English speakers or underprivileged) are excited about a first! The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), an organization on whose Board of Directors I am proud to serve, is having its first Social Media Fundraiser.
To help support multigenerational and functional literacy programs, education and support, we’d love for you to consider a monetary donation today — in any amount — to the NCFL. Now let me tell you why you should …