The starfish story is a very beloved tale for us at the Literacy Council. Though we know that there is a great need for our services in the area, we realize that we have become under-utilized. A short time ago, we had very few students and even fewer tutors but we are very determined to make the council reach its full potential.
We began to examine and reassess our approach and we have been adjusting as we go. We have slowly gained students and tutors, and we have become more deeply involved in the community which we serve.
It can be disheartening at times when you know there are people in need of your help but you can't seem to reach them. The starfish story is a sweet reminder that if we can help just one student, we have done our jobs. If one person can become employed, become a citizen, or simply go into the world with increased knowledge and confidence then we have done our jobs. Here at the Literacy Council we are passionate about improving lives through literacy, and we will continue to make a difference, no matter how small.
If you would like to make a difference too please reach out to us, we would love to hear from you!