Outskirts Press Celebrates LitWorld’s 15th Anniversary—Today!

Once a year, LitWorld hosts the LitWorld World of Stories Gala.

Since 2007, LitWorld has partnered with organizations worldwide to encourage self-expression, understanding, and confidence in young people—all through literacy and stories. And all year this year, which is also LitWorld’s 15th year, Outskirts Press has been proud to sponsor the organization.

When literacy educator and author Pam Allyn visited Kibera, an area of Nairobi, Kenya, she was struck by a stark dichotomy: the kids she met loved reading, writing, and listening to and telling stories, but many faced a lot of significant challenges to enjoying literacy. Extreme poverty and gender inequality kept many children from school, and books, writing supplies, and other resources were limited.

Called to help, Allyn returned home to New York and, with friends and local leaders, created a community-based approach to literacy programs and training. These include LitClubs, LitCamps, and World Read Aloud Day—and altogether, they form LitWorld, a nonprofit organization.

Once a year, LitWorld hosts the LitWorld World of Stories Gala. Tonight, the gala is not just celebrating the power of stories and the impact of the organization’s work but also commemorating LitWorld’s 15th anniversary. So, Outskirts Press raises a glass to you, LitWorld!

Learn more about LitWorld’s mission.

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