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Teens for Literacy students participate in Shadowing Day on Armstrong Campus

Each spring, partnering schools in Georgia Southern University’s Teens for Literacy program participate in Shadowing Day, exposing students to a college campus and celebrating their literacy achievements.

On March 13, students from Claxton Middle School in Evans County and East Broad Street School in Savannah toured the University’s Armstrong Campus, competed in a Jeopardy-style trivia game, participated in a scavenger hunt at the campus library and enjoyed lunch at The Galley Dining Commons.

The Teens for Literacy program encourages students to actively promote literacy in their school and community through a partnership with Georgia Southern. Partnering schools work with faculty advisor and associate professor in the College of Education, Anne Katz, Ph.D., to create and execute a series of activities to support literacy enhancement in their schools. Each school also appoints a student leadership team to meet regularly and generate ideas for promoting literacy within their schools and communities.

The program was founded 1989 by Allen Berger, Ph.D., at Miami University in Ohio. When Berger moved to Georgia in 2012, he brought the program to Armstrong.


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