This morning, the Obama Administration launched www.serve.gov its program to encourage and support each of us to contribute to the health of our local communities. Here are a few ways in which we literary types might share our wealth:
- provide escape and hope by teaching children living in shelters to read adventure novels
- record audiobooks for the visually impaired
- introduce kids to the world of creating comic books and graphic novels
- work with adults in need to improve their literacy skills
- mentor middle-schoolers who, with your help, could make it to college
- put your perfectionism and love of books to good use
There’s a search engine powered by ALL FOR GOOD to help you find activities in your area. Or maybe you want to create something of your own. Just because the art of the word comes easy to us doesn’t mean it does to others. Reading and writing shaped your lives. Let’s give someone else a shot at the same good fortune.