Quick. What do you wish you knew more about?
How do your grow, develop, evolve as a person? What do you want to learn about? How do you get there? How do you keep learning, once you’ve left school behind? How do you do it in Pemberton? How do you bridge where you’ve come from, and where you want to go?
The answer to this is literacy.
It’s kind of a loaded word that is often interpreted as being about whether or not you can read good. But it’s a lot more involved – and really means whether you can navigate the world we live in, and the information barrage accosting you, in a meaningful and empowered way.
The Dream Makers Literacy Committee are a bunch of people promoting learning, out of a shared vision for vibrant and literate communities in the Sea to Sky. They work with babies, new immigrants, First Nations communities, adult learners, teachers and educators… and they’re hosting an open discussion on Friday, January 15, from 2 – 4pm, to get a sense of what Pemberton needs, when it comes to adult (out of the school system) learning and, well, self-actualising.