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Op-Ed: A Healthy Society is an Educated Society (The Tennessean)

Op-Ed: A Healthy Society is an Educated Society (The Tennessean)

James Pond, Guest ColumnistPresident, Governor's Early Literacy FoundationOp-ed featured in The Tennessean September is Early Literacy Month in Tennessee. With many young students not entering classrooms this September, early literacy initiatives are carrying even...

Join #TeamReadTN & Help Build TN’s Lifelong PlayBOOK!

Join #TeamReadTN & Help Build TN’s Lifelong PlayBOOK!

We are excited to launch Team Read TN (#TeamReadTN) in support of Early Literacy Month this September. Some of Tennessee’s most prominent figures, including Governor Bill Lee and First Lady Maria Lee, Tennessee Titans staff and the Tennessee Titans Wives...

Meet Booker, the GELF Owl Mascot

Meet Booker, the GELF Owl Mascot

Dear Governor's Early Literacy Foundation Friends,  My name is Booker, and I am Governor's Early Literacy Foundation's mascot and favorite owl friend. Thank you so much for helping me find my name. I love the name Booker because I love books and...

A Letter from GELF President James Pond: COVID-19

A Letter from GELF President James Pond: COVID-19

Dear Friends, As we all navigate through this time of uncertainty, I wanted to provide an update on how Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation is addressing the COVID-19 virus. We are continuing to monitor the situation and follow the guidance of the CDC and...

Celebrating 15 Years & Turning the Page to the Next Chapter

Celebrating 15 Years & Turning the Page to the Next Chapter

On January 7, Governor's Early Literacy Foundation (GELF) hosted our annual Statewide Partner Dinner at the Tennessee State Museum. During the special event, we celebrated the Foundation's 15 year anniversary and "turned the page" to the next chapter with our...

Calling All Children in Tennessee: Help Us Name Our Owl

Calling All Children in Tennessee: Help Us Name Our Owl

WHAT IS MY NAME? Help Us Name Our Owl We need your help naming the Governor's Early Literacy Foundation (GELF) mascot! Make a video of your little ones telling us what the name of our owl should be and why--- OR-- Post a photo with your child displaying the...

Welcoming New GELF Board Members

Welcoming New GELF Board Members

oin us in welcoming four new members to the Governor's Early Literacy Foundation Board of Directors. For more information, please click the link in their name below. To see the full list of board members, click here. We are excited to have these accomplished...