The Power of Words
By Liz Fitzgerald
Over the past few months I’ve had the privilege to work with the Hartman Literacy Center on Marquette University’s campus. Within this short period of time I’ve learned the power of words.
While I was taught how to read many years ago, I’ve recently rediscovered what reading means to me because of the Hartman Center’s devoted work.
I’ve seen the power of passionate educators helping young students develop their reading skills. You are able to read this sentence because a passionate teacher taught you letters, words, sentences, paragraphs and eventually you were able to read books all on your own.
While one out of 10 Hartman students do not own books at home, I’ve realized the power of libraries. Our campaign this semester has been dedicated to raising funds for a digital database system that will allow the students to check out books electronically, so they may read at home, or in a tree, or on a crowded school bus … or wherever ‘home’ may be.
You read to gain knowledge and now you can make a difference.
The power of literacy goes beyond words.