Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas volunteers and their adult learners with their children from diverse countries such as Egypt, Bulgaria, Colombia, Cuba, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and Mexico celebrated during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on October 20, 2018.? Nine students read their original essays for the annual Express Yourself event.

Tutor, teacher, and citizenship teacher John Troesser was selected as LCUP’s Volunteer of the Year


Stefani Cordoba read “My First Vacation in the U.S.”


Dorotea Chavez read “Never Say Never”










Gladys Lago read “Life”?

Juana Lopez read “Finding My Voice”

Marcos Martinez read “Emiliano Zapata”


Marsil Masoud read “A Story of a Girl”












Ana Rosa Gomez read “An Old Parrot Learns to Talk”










Nadia Sawers and Akram Tadrous read “The Best Thing About America is Respect”








The food was provided by Home Plate in Dunedin, and was SO good!? And Gaye Staskiel organized the games and activities for the kids.? It was a great day!