Thanks to NCFL’s overwhelmingly positive experience at the 2011 LULAC National Convention, our longtime partner Toyota invited NCFL to be a part of one of their conference exhibits again — this time at the 2011 National Council of La Raza (NCLA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. NCLR is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.
On July 24, 2011, NCFL’s Rhonda Childress and Adam Cochran spent the day in the nation’s capital introducing Wonderopolis®, NCFL’s family learning website generously funded by the Verizon Foundation, and our other family literacy resources to hundreds of families, teachers and community leaders.
“As always, Toyota’s support was wonderful!” Adam said. “They really lent a hand helping us set up for the conference, and it was a great chance to spend the day with our longtime partner working to show attendees how easy and fun family learning can be.”
With more than six pavilions to visit and approximately 40,000 people in attendance, hundreds of families found their way to NCFL’s booth to learn all about Wonderopolis through demonstrations and experiments extended from Wonders of the Day®.
Once again, Wonderopolis was a hit with attendees. “This is just fantastic! I have been looking for something like this for years,” one educator said. “And there’s a new Wonder every single day? This is great!”
Children and teens also got to make a significant contribution by nominating their own Wonders of the Day. “It is always a pleasure to share NCFL’s resources with families!” Rhonda said. “Wonderopolis is so engaging and so fun to use, one can’t help but find themselves smiling and excited about the chance to use something new and creative in the home that promotes family reading!”