In a message dated 10/31/06 4:41:07 PM, myoung@...
> Call for Nominations: 2007 Verizon Tech Savvy Awards
> Nominations for the 2007 Verizon Tech Savvy Awards are now available. These
> are the first national awards honoring programs that improve parents and
> children’s understanding and use of technology. Four $5,000 regional awards and
> one $25,000 national award will be presented. The deadline for submissions is
> Jan. 12, 2007.
> The annual award will be given for the first time in March 2007 in Orlando,
> Fla., at the National Center for Family Literacy’s annual conference, the
> National Conference on Family Literacy.
> The Verizon Tech Savvy Awards were established by the National Center for
> Family Literacy (NCFL), the Verizon Foundation, and the First Lady of Iowa
> Christie Vilsack, a Verizon Literacy Champion. The awards are designed to
> support programs that help parents bridge the widening gap between adults and
> children’s understanding of technology. The two generations must learn about
> technology together so parents can be effective teachers and advocates to ensure
> that their children are literate in technology and prepared for the 21st
> century workforce.
> Successful programs should create innovative ways to employ technology as
> an important component in family literacy, and those methods should have the
> ability to be easily replicated at other sites across the country.
> Organizations that are 501(c)(3) nonprofits, such as community-based
> libraries and schools, should apply. Religious or sectarian organizations
> may apply
> only if the program(s) offered serve a broad cross-section of the
> Organizations should apply within one of the regions specified on the map
> provided in
> the nomination kit.
> For a copy of the 2007 Verizon Tech Savvy Awards nomination form or to send
> a notice about the awards to a colleague, visit
> NCFL is the worldwide leader in family literacy, an intergenerational
> approach to help families escape poverty through education. More than 1 million
> families have made positive educational and economic gains as a result of NCFL’
> s work, which includes training more than 150,000 teachers and thousands of
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