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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Arkansas Hands & Voices "Back to School Bash" Thursday, August 8, 2013 6-8 pm


YDHAT invites other groups to the BASEBALL GAMES on Saturday August 17, 2013 at 7pm

Hey Kids and Parents, it’s back to SCHOOL TIME!!!

YDHAT, EBONY KIDS, NWAAD, BBD, SELA, NWADBC & DWELLING PLACE CHURCH…you are all invited! Let’s go the Baseball Game!
     


On Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm, please come and hang out with friends and family at the games. We are holding ONLY 50 tickets for the group.  Your tickets are discounted for $7, and must be paid by August 8, 2013 in order to hold your spot. 

You can email me at ydhatam@yahoo.com or call me at 901-340-1966 for a time arrangement to meet to pay for your ticket.
Also, you can get discounts on your food if you pay in advance. Look under the Group Rates and Discounts in the attachment for more information.

It’s back to school time, which means it would be great to mingle with friends and family. So, come on out and enjoy a night out with the kids while watching America’s Favorite Pastime!


See ya at the Games!! 

Groups in detail:
YDHAT (Young Deaf & Hard of Hearing Awareness Team), Ebony Kids (African American Children's group in NWA), NWAAD (Northwest Arkansas Association for the Deaf), BBD (Black Business Directory), SELA (Springdale Early Learning Academy, NWADBC (Northwest Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus & Dwelling Place Children's Church.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Importance of Literacy- A Panel Discussion

Come out and enjoy an Evening with Poets, Authors, Educators and Parents as we discuss issues that are related to literacy in the Minority Communities. Minority Book Authors will be available for book signing and recognition of our Young Literacy Winners will be recognized. Panel will be on Thursday, August 8, at 6:30 pm- 9:30 PM. Please come and show your support. Thanks!


Book Drive for Literacy

“tEAcH mE hOw tO rEAd”
Book Drive
                                
              

Northwest Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus, Umoja Soul Writers Group and Ebony Kids of NWA are hosting a Book Drive from June 10, 2013 to August 10, 2013.

We would like you to participate by bringing your old or new Multicultural and/or Bilingual Books to the following drop off locations below. If you would like to purchase new books, or make a donation to support the Teach Me How to Read Literacy Campaign, please donate to Ebony Kids of Northwest Arkansas, 3805 Legacy Lane, Rogers AR 72758.


For more information for the Book Drive, please contact Terri Walker at ebonykids@gmail.com, 512-694-8286 or Leora Jackson at umojasoulnwa@yahoo.com, 901-340-1966

Book Drop Locations:

Trendsetters 1617 N College Ave, Suite B Fayetteville, AR 72703, 479-966-4247, House of Styles Hair Salon, 219 S. Main St, Bentonville AR 72712, 479-254-9116, Skillz Unlimited, 2200 W. Sunset Ave, Suite A6, Springdale, AR 72763, 479-756-8900, Melo Cutz, 902 SW 2nd St Suite A, Bentonville AR 72712, 479-283-7496, Dominion Hair Salon, 2387 N. Green Acres Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72703, 479-287-4743, Purple Reign, 2340 N. Green Acres Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72703, 479-442-4064

"tEAcH mE hOw tO rEAd" Literacy Contest Saturday, July 27, 2013

“Teach me how to read….”
Literacy Contest
 
                    

Open to All Minorities in these Age groups
7-9, 10-13, 14-17
Participants in the above age groups will write a 1-2 page essay, poem, or story entitled “Teach me how to read…” in which they describe (from their point of view) the importance and benefits of reading.
1 page, double spaced for age groups 7-9 & 10-13. 2 pages, double spaced for ages 14-17.

Individuals 18 and up are allowed to participate in the contest through Poetry, Monologue, Rap/Song or Dramatic Expression.
Individuals will perform a 1-3 minute presentation

The contest will be held on Saturday July 27, 2013 from 1-3 pm at the Jones Center for Families in the Auditorium
Winners in each age division will read their work at the Literacy Panel on Thursday August 8, 2013 at 6:30-8:30pm at Ozarks Electric in Fayetteville, AR. Winners & participants will receive certificates and prizes for participating. 

Please complete the Entry Form for more information about the event.

This event is sponsored by the Umoja Soul Writers Group, Northwest Arkansas Democratic Black Caucus, Ebony Kids of NWA and the Black Business Directory.
For more information about the Literacy Contest, please contact Leora Jackson at umojasoulnwa@yahoo.com  or call 901-340-1966.




“Teach me how to read….”
2013 Literacy Essay/Performance Contest
ENTRY FORM
Students: Attach this completed entry form to your essay. Keep a copy of your essay and this entry form for your records.
Please put your name on all pages of your essay.

PLEASE PRINT
STUDENT NAME:____________________________________ Age:____ Grade ____
                                                (First)                                                      (Last)
ADDRESS:____________________________________________________________                                                                       Number                                                          Street                                                                                                             Zip
HOME PHONE: (____)________________________________________________________________
EMAIL address: ______________________________________________________________________
SCHOOL: ____________________________________

JUDGING CRITERIA:
Essays must be typed and double spaced; Age Groups 7-9 & 10-13 may be typed or written legibly in ink. Age Group 14-17 must be typed and double spaced.  All entries will be judged on originality and focus on the selected prompt by a panel of community members. Students must write an essay, poem, or story entitled “Teach me how to read…” in which they describe (from their point of view) the importance and benefits of reading. 

Individuals 18 and up are allowed to participate in the contest through Poetry, Monologue, Rap/Song or Dramatic Expression.  Individuals will perform a 1-3 minute presentation to be judged on Physical Presence, Voice & Articulation, Dramatic Appropriateness, Level of Difficulty, and Evidence of Understanding.

Each Age Group Category will have up to 2 winners depending on the number of entries. The winner from each age group will have their paper read at the Literacy Panel on Thursday, August 7, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Ozark Electric, 3641 W Wedington Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72704

Prizes: Cash Prizes up to $150 for winners in each age group, $50 Gift Certificate for 2nd place, Books & Literacy Souvenirs to all participants.

Suggested maximum length:
Ages 7-9 & 10-13: Suggested Maximum 250 words; 12 pt. size type
Ages 14-17: Suggested Maximum 700 words; 12 pt. size type


SIGNATURES:
We certify that this entry is a new original work and was developed and written by the student.
We give permission for the writer’s essay and picture to be reproduced for promotional purposes including publication in the news media. We understand that the objective of this contest is student recognition and that there is no compensation beyond the prizes mentioned.




STUDENT SIGNATURE:________________________________________________________

PARENT SIGNATURE:_________________________________________________________

To be officially entered, all signatures must be complete when the entry is received.

The DEADLINE for receipt of entries at the Jones Center is:
1:00 PM Saturday, July 27, 2013.

Individuals can mail their essays & Entry Form to: Ebony Kids of Northwest Arkansas, 3805 Legacy Lane, Rogers AR 72758.

QUESTIONS CALL: For more information about the Literacy Contest, please contact Leora Jackson at umojasoulnwa@yahoo.com  or call 901-340-1966.