Phi Kappa Phi Celebrates National Literacy Month

Alyssa Papa
Sep 4, 2023

September is National Literacy Month, and Friday, Sept. 8 marks the celebration of International Literacy Day. The worldwide event's goal is to draw attention to the importance of literacy and build a more literate society.

As part of Phi Kappa Phi's ongoing support of education and lifelong learning, the Society will devote the entire month to literacy awareness. Want to join us in our month-long celebration? Here are some ways to get involved:

Host an Event
One of the best ways to promote literacy is to organize a local community event like an info booth, literacy forum, tutoring program, book drive, or monthly read-aloud. You can make it an annual tradition for your chapter with a Fall Service Project.

Get Connected
Throughout the month we will highlight various literacy projects from our Literacy Grant recipients on our blog and across our social media channels. We encourage you to connect with us on social media to share your literacy initiatives with us using #PKPLovesLiteracy.

Apply for a Literacy Grant
Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grants are available to help you champion new or ongoing literacy initiatives. The grants of up to $2,500 are available each year for chapters and individual members. Mark your calendars: the 2024 applications open on Dec. 15. Sign up here for a reminder.

Click here to learn about the projects the 2023 Literacy Grant recipients are supporting.

Give a gift
Clean off your bookshelf and donate books to a local library, school or organization in your community. You could also host an event to raise funds to make a monetary donation to a local organization that supports and promotes literacy in your community.

Join the conversation in our online community to tell us about literacy initiatives championed by you or your chapter.

We look forward to celebrating literacy and our love of learning all month long, and we hope you’ll join us!