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“Get Lit for Literacy” Campaign Launched in Greenville

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GREENVILLE, Miss.–Greenville Mayor Errick D. Simmons and friends want kids in the Delta to read and read well. A campaign to make that happen was started this week called “Get Lit for Literacy”.
The purpose of “Get Lit for Literacy” is to offer a variety of fun, interactive games and activities for school-aged children to stimulate their minds through educational activities. This event marks the beginning of a series of events that will promote education, knowledge, and literacy, said a news release from the mayor’s office.
Those events begin with a program at the Percy Library Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m., sponsored by the Greenville College Access and Attainment Network (GCAAN) Summer Internship Program, in collaboration with Delta Health Alliance, and the Washington County Library System.
 
“Literacy in education is the foundation for all other academic knowledge and skills. Learning to read with comprehension and write effectively opens the door to shared knowledge, understanding, communication and critical thinking,” said Simmons.