Sonia Socha and I attended the national ProLiteracy Conference in South Carolina in mid-October and met a lot of great people coming by our booth.
ProLiteracy is the leading organization in the United States promoting the teaching of beginning and basic literacy to adults. On October 14, we heard Ruth Colvin, the grandmother of the field. She is 98, and she shared that she is still learning. What a refreshing attitude. We also saw a video of the late Dr. Bob Laubach, who shared about his journey in adult literacy education and reminded us all to “keep smiling.” In honor of him and to encourage us all to keep smiling, ProLiteracy gave us all happy face pins. If you would like to see and hear their latest awareness video and Dr. Bob Laubach, check their YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ProLiteracyMedia.
Sonia and I really enjoyed meeting nearly 500 people across the country who are so committed to adult literacy education. Thank you all. You are our heroes!