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Washington, D.C. – This past weekend, as families nationwide celebrated the impact that mothers have on their children’s lives, the Voices for Literacy collaborative launched a new online quiz highlighting the influence of maternal education levels on children’s future academic success.

“Literacy Trivia” challenges literacy advocates and trivia fans to test their knowledge and raise awareness of literacy issues with questions such as “What percent of children whose mothers did not complete high school are ready for kindergarten?” The quiz, available at www.voicesforliteracy.org, also covers topics ranging from early childhood through adult literacy.

Voices for Literacy, which launched in February 2017, brings together five partner organizations: the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, the Coalition on Adult Basic Education, Digital Promise, Pi Beta Phi, and Reading Is Fundamental. The goal of the collaborative is to maximize the expertise and resources of the partner organizations to amplify the national conversation on literacy.

The group is committed to taking meaningful action to support and improve literacy rates in the United States, ensuring that everyone has an opportunity for education, no matter their age. “Literacy Trivia” is the second in a series of three digital social campaigns designed to engage literacy advocates in every corner of the nation.

About the Voices for Literacy Partners: 

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is a public charity and the nation’s leading advocate for family literacy, working to foster the opportunity for every man, woman and child to secure a better life through literacy. Learn more at www.BarbaraBush.org

The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) is a nationwide organization comprised of educators, administrators, mentors and guides working to improve educational outcomes for adults and build opportunities. Learn more at www.coabe.org.  

Digital Promise is a nonprofit organization committed to accelerating innovation in education to improve opportunities to learn. Learn more at www.digitalpromise.org 

Pi Beta Phi’s commitment to literacy dates back more than 100 years to the founding of a Settlement School in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and its tradition of supporting children and families through literacy service continues today through its Read > Lead > Achieve® reading initiatives. Learn more at http://www.pibetaphi.org/readleadachieve.  

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is committed to a literate America by inspiring a passion for reading among all children, providing quality content to create impact, and engaging communities in the solution to give every child the fundamentals for success. As the nation’s largest nonprofit organization for children’s literacy, RIF has provided more than 412 million books to 40 million RIF kids, inspiring generations to read, learn and grow. Learn more at www.rif.org.