P.E.A.C.E. Hosts Fight for Literacy Formal

The (P.E.A.C.E) Volunteer Center will host the Fight for Literacy Formal on Friday, Feb. 6 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. in Fletcher Lounge.

The night will be full with food, music and dancing. Admission is $5 a person or $8 for a couple. A $1 discount is available if you donate a children’s book.

All money raised at the event will go to ICAN, a group that works to improve children’s literacy in school.

According to a 1999 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) that looked at the specialized reading skills necessary to succeed in college from ages 9-17, only one in 12 White 17-year-olds, 1 in 50 Latino 17-year-olds and 1 in 100 African American 17 year olds could read at that level. The level of standard that the assessment used was a science section of a local newspaper. People interested in earning volunteer hours may help with ticket sales and decorating for the event may contact the P.E.A.C.E Volunteer Center at (813) 253-6263 or e-mail alternative breaks@ut.edu.

Also any organizations or individual that would like to perform for the formal may also contact the volunteer center.

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