Festival Staff / October 15, 2012
On October 11, 2012, Literacy Connects' Executive Director, Betty Stauffer, accepted an award on behalf of Literacy Connects and the Greater Tucson Area for the most signatures collected on the National Right to Literacy Scroll.
The award was presented by the Literacy Powerline at the Literacy Funders Network 2012 Symposium and National Leadership Forum.
Literacy Connects collected over 1,400 signatures on the National Right to Literacy Scroll at the 2012 Tucson Festival of Books, surpassing hundreds of cities, including Washington D.C and Los Angeles, and setting a new national record! There was no official competition for how many signatures were collected in a city, but it is certainly exciting to be recognized as the "Beat the Record National Winner."