The Literacy Project Annual Luncheon

 

Mike Johnston grew up in Eagle County, where his family owns the Christiana Lodge. Earlier this year, he announced his candidacy for Governor of Colorado.

Johnston has a passion for education—a passion that was ignited when he served as a Teach for America teacher in the Mississippi Delta in 1997. For his keynote address at The Literacy Project’s Annual Luncheon Fundraiser on June 29, Johnston will address the future of education in Colorado.

“As a former teacher and school principal, I believe that all kids – regardless of background, income, or where they live – should have access to high-quality education,” said Johnston.

During the two terms that Johnston served in the Colorado Senate (District 33), he helped pass major progressive legislation, including the Dream Act. He also sponsored the READ Act, which provided $20 million to school districts for additional literacy support programs including full-day kindergarten. Johnston is a former educator and principal, and the author of the book “In the Deep Heart’s Core,” which is about his Teach for America experience in Mississippi.

This year’s Literacy Project luncheon and silent auction fundraiser will be held on Thursday, June 29, at 11:30 a.m. at The Four Seasons in Vail Village. The annual luncheon event is a benefit for The Literacy Project of Eagle County, a nonprofit organization offering free assistance to Eagle County residents of all ages in acquiring the reading, writing, and speaking skills that will help them thrive in our community.

IF YOU GO …
What: The Literacy Project annual Luncheon Fundraiser featuring keynote speaker Mike Johnston
Where: The Four Seasons Resort and Residences, Vail.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 29
Cost: $125 per person.

More information and tickets: Contact Colleen Gray at 970-949-5026, literacy@evld.org or visit literacyprojecteaglecounty.org.