About Us

Reading Pageantry is an affordable pageant system that started from a small grassroots literacy project ran by former beauty queen.

Our beginnings are humble just a beauty queen with a passion for Literature wanting to combined the best of both worlds. As we have grown and evolved to what we are today, we here at Reading Pageantry promote, support and advocate for quality adult and family literacy services for all of America, by building confidence, the brother/sisterhood of pageantry, and helping communities. 

While we are a newer pageant system in comparison to the pageant systems we love and idolize; Reading Pageantry now offers pageants online, as well as Appointed City and State Titles for people of all ages. You can be confident in our organization and the difference it is making in the world. Reading Pageantry only uses judges who have experience in the field, and participating in our program is a great way to build self esteem, show off the talents of yourself(or your child), and become an advocate of literacy awareness (our platform and very worthy cause). 

Join us today and start "Crowning Hearts for Literacy"!

Questions or Business/Sponsor Inquires? Contact Us!

Our Platform: Literacy Awareness

Reading Pageantry aims to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.

The inability to read makes life significantly harder for individuals but also has an effect on society as a whole. 

For individuals:

  • Limited ability to obtain and understand information

  • Unemployment / Lower quality jobs

  • Lower income / Precarious financial position

  • Reduced access to lifelong learning and professional development

  • Little value is given to education and reading within family, and this often leads to intergenerational transmission of illiteracy

  • Low self-esteem, which can lead to isolation

  • Impact on health: Illiterate individuals have more workplace accidents, take longer to recover, and more often misuse medication due to trouble reading and understanding the relevant information like warnings, doses, contraindications, and etc.

For Society

  • Since literacy is an essential tool for individuals and states to be competitive in the new global knowledge economy, many positions remain vacant for lack of personnel adequately trained to hold them 

  • The difficulty understanding societal issues lowers the level of community involvement and civic participation

 

At the national level approximately 32 million adults in America can't read and about 50 percent of adults can't read a book written at an eighth-grade level, according to the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy. Our current problems exacerbated by a lack of formal education will only get worse, because low literacy skills have ramifications for the next generation, our communities and all of American society.

While all these stats are worrisome Reading Pageantry has joined the fight along side many other innovative programs throughout the country who are aiming to break this cycle and ignite the human spirit to improve the human condition!

                                                                                              Ways to Promote Literacy

  • Conduct a read-a-thon where individuals get sponsors to raise money for a community literacy program by reading.

  • Invite a publisher to your classroom to discuss how books are developed.

  • Approach a local bookstore about donating books for disadvantaged children or adults.

  • Establish a book discussion group with adult learners.

  • Organize an essay contest about “A Book That Changed My Life.”

  • Sponsor a book collecting drive. Give books to nursing homes, schools, and adult learner centers.

  • Sponsor a book reading with local authors reading their favorite book.

  • Ask your governor to get literacy on the National Governor’s Association’s agenda.

  • Make Sept. 8 a Swap-a-Book day at your adult learner center. Have your students swap a book with another student and explain why they liked it.

  • Take learners to the library to get library cards.

  • Recognize community literacy centers in a press release or at an event.

  • Sponsor a child or adult in a reading program.

  • Invite students, parents, or guests who have lived in other parts of the world to read a story from or to talk about literacy issues in those countries.

  • Invite city council members, the mayor, or other public officials to visit and observe classes.

  • Announce a new partnership with another community organization. 

  • Take a field trip to a local literary landmark. 

  • Publicize and distribute lists of recommended books for readers of all ages.

  • Give awards for reading achievement.

  • Compile a calendar of community book and reading events.

  • Sponsor a book fair

  • Sponsor a "Little Free Library" (For more information on this visit littlefreelibrary.org)

For Questions, More Suggestions on Ways to Promote Literacy or Business/Sponsor Inquires? Contact Us!

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