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10th VALUEUSA Leadership Institute
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4/3/2017 to 4/5/2017
When: Monday, April 3, 2017
Where: Washington DC, District of Columbia 
United States

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VALUEUSA will be hosting its major eventApril 3-5, 2017 in Washington D.C. where adult learners will get to learn, build relationships and continue to become leaders in the adult literacy field. As a non-profit organization built by adult learners, we hold our Leadership Institute in Capitol Hill every four years to give adult learners the opportunity in meeting directly with decision makers and legislators who can help our cause.

The Leadership Institute in Washington D.C. is the perfect place for adult learners to be in and we are determined to make the most in lowering the cost for them to participate. In this event they will get to learn critical thinking skills, organization structures and strategic planning through workshops and that knowledge can be used to better themselves, help their family, improve their program and community. Adult learners will also make contacts with other students from different states or even discover students from their own area thus creating a stronger network where they can share, learn and create friendships with those who are going through the same struggle.

Their participation is of great importance for us as the adult literacy field needs leaders and champions who can take the field to greater achievements in literacy and the workforce. These champions will also be the sources of inspiration for more learners taking on leadership roles and creating a stronger national prominence for the field overall.

We are working towards bringing around 125 adult learners from across the nation and are raising $40,000 to cover the base cost of the event by October 31st. Many adult learners don't hold high-paying jobs and have a hard time saving up for an event like this. If you were to ask them, they would gladly accept an invitation but probably not be able to afford it. Many of us don’t have the means but adult learners have the potential to become the next leaders for adult literacy and bringing them to the event would help accomplish such goal. We are asking you to support us to bring more adult learners that would’ve otherwise not been able to participate in this event. Your support will directly go towards lowering the cost of registration for adult learners. The Leadership Institute was created by adult learners for adult learners, and you can help them celebrate their event.

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