Jennifer Swanson: Expanding Literacy to Change Lives

Award-winning children’s author, speaker, teacher, and founder of KidLiteracy, Inc., Jennifer Swanson, is on a mission to encourage kids and engage their curiosity to discover science in the things around them. The author of more than 45 non-fiction and fiction books for children, Jennifer has dedicated herself to promoting literacy for the past eight years. She founded KidLiteracy, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit focused on expanding literacy and STEM/STEAM education to prepare today’s students with skill sets for tomorrow. Her Solve It! For Kids podcast, started during the pandemic, includes experts on varied subjects who talk about intelligent solutions to everyday problems. Her books are critically acclaimed and have won numerous awards on national and international stages.  

Listen to this episode to learn more about Jennifer and the work that she is doing to enhance literacy and mold young minds into becoming future leaders. 

Today, you will learn about: 

  • Jennifer’s early life and education 
  • Her passion for writing and science 
  • Founding of KidLiteracy, Inc. 
  • Approaches used to expand literacy among young students 
  • Her podcast - Solve It! For Kids 
  • Her varied initiatives and programs to support literacy 
  • Awards and accolades for authoring science books 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Reading habits among children should be encouraged 
  • Getting children interested in science is tough but not impossible 
  • Donations in the form of books can help schools in need 
  • Empowering the skills of kids can better prepare them for the future 
  • Teachers and parents should support children interested in science  

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The Editorial Team

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