Dr. John Hobe
Childhood and Exceptional
University Hall 267
Graduate Assistant and
Teens for Literacy Liaison
University Hall 270
Dr. Allen Berger, who was on the faculty at Armstrong Atlantic State University, founded the Teens for Literacy program in 1989 at Miami University (Ohio). He created the program to help inner-city school children improve their reading and writing skills. With the support of Henry Jung, the Director of University Gifts at Miami University until mid-1998, Dr. Berger was able to spread the program throughout inner-city schools in southwestern Ohio.
The teachers who helped in the program in southwestern Ohio spoke about the program at major conventions such as the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association.
Dr. Berger introduced Teens for Literacy at Armstrong in 2011. Today, he serves as a mentor to faculty and staff members at Armstrong who help in overseeing the program in Savannah-Chatham schools. He ensures that the program caters to the needs of each partnering school and fulfills the objectives of the program.
Faculty involved in T4L (2011 - 2012)
Dr. Jaime Berry
Faculty involved in T4L (2012 - 2013)
Dr. Anne Katz
University Hall 273
Berger, A., & Shafran, E. (2000). Teens for literacy: Promoting reading and writing in schools and communities. Newark, Delaware: International Reading Association.