Our Mission

The Literacy Network of Kansas (LiNK) was created as part of a statewide effort to bring together organizations throughout the state that share a mission related to the literacy growth and development of Kansas citizens.

Our mission revolves around three principles: Connecting, Contributing, and Collaborating.

Connecting: This part LiNK's mission works in a number of ways. First, we strive to connect Kansas parents, educators, and citizens to literacy-focused organizations that can serve their needs. We also want to provide a venue to connect Kansans to each other in conversations about all aspects of literacy. Another part of this principle is our desire to connect literacy-focused organizations to each other and identify opportunities for our partner organizations to work together to achieve common goals or to enhance each other's projects, events, and services.

Contributing: We desire to contribute to local, state, national, and international conversations about literacy. We do this by maintaining an active and evolving social media presence, developing and vetting helpful tools for parents, educators, and citizens , and by conducting and communicating about literacy-relevant studies that enhance growing bodies of research around literacy-related topics.

Collaborating: Our LiNK team is eager to collaborate with parents, educators, and citizens in order to promote positive literacy experiences for all Kansans.