10th Annual Black Educators’ Network Literacy Festival

The Black Educators’ Network is hosting its 10th annual literacy festival at UCCS on Saturday, April 22 in Dwire Hall from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The annual B.E.N. Literacy festival is a completely free event and is open to all. It celebrates all facets of literacy including Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Music and Movement – full STEAMMM ahead! This year’s event has many fun interactive experiences for families, children and students in celebration of STEAM literacy.

The event will include storytelling, a book giveaway and workshops, as well as activities such as poster creation, lava lamp making and more. There will also be prizes, an Earth Day Walk, music and a photo booth.

Featuring special keynote addresses, a continental breakfast and engaging literacy sessions, the festival is capped off by a huge free book giveaway suitable to all ages, grades and reading levels.

This event is free, with registration required in advance. Please register using this link.

About the Black Educators’ Network

Founded by Theresa Newsom, the Black Educators’ Network (B.E.N.) is a diverse group of like minded people supporting and promoting educators of color throughout El Paso County, Colorado and the surrounding area. Our members represent diversity in ethnicity, and background. B.E.N. members come from all walks of life including active and retired educators, retired military, charity workers, and much more. Learn more about B.E.N. online.

About the UCCS College of Education

The College of Education offers undergraduate and advanced degrees, initial and advanced licenses and additional endorsements across three departments: Teaching and Learning, Counseling and Human Services and Leadership, Research, and Foundations. The college is home to more than 1,000 students and offers 12 bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees. It is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP). Learn more about the College of Education at UCCS.