Literacy Inc.’s mission is to fight the growing rate of illiteracy in America’s teens. The tools we use to accomplish that mission are motivational speeches, free Ereaders or Etablets, and reminder bands.
It is our goal to merge excitement with reading by using concrete, valuable incentives that will encourage high school students to take that crucial first step towards developing a more literate society — reading a book, cover to cover.
“Not too many people would take time out and [visit McKinley]. Now I see someone cares and I’m going to continue reading books and go to college.”
– Diera D., Student
“Wow. You moved a lot of kids today. Thank you SO much for coming to Western Heights. You were certainly the talk of the day, and kids were digging into both books.”
– Steve Wedel, English Teacher, Western Heights High, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
“You have inspired me as well as many others. Keep on doing your speeches you really do make a difference.”
– Amber, Student
“Your speech was amazing! Sitting there and listening to your story touched me in many ways. Your story inspired me to push myself harder in life.”
– Chase M., Student
“I was thrilled by the way you were able to relate to the students, get on their level and share with them the boundless opportunities that await them if they only try.”
– Tisha P., English Department, Waddell High School, Charlotte, NC
“Ms. LeBlanc was entertaining, enlightening, and inspirational. It brought me great joy to see students reading their books this morning.”
– Tameika A., Literacy Coach and Campus Lead Mentor, Kashmere High School, Houston, TX
“The kids still talk about your visit. They were so impressed and you made such a positive impact on them! Thank you.”
– Stephanie R., English Department, West Seattle High School, Seattle, WA
"Thank you so much for coming to our school. You are truly an inspiration to me! You made me realize I can do anything with my life."