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Regionally Speaking: Indiana Youth Institute on Raising Readers Building Leaders

We need Indiana’s children to become lifelong learners who are able to think critically, solve complex problems, work collaboratively, make informed decisions, and contribute meaningfully to their communities through economic and civic engagement. Success in each of these areas is tied to their ability to learn. And the ability to learn relates directly to their ability to read. Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson speaks with Tami Silverman, President and CEO Indiana Youth Institute about those opening remarks from the latest column titled 'Raising Readers and Building Leaders'.

As co-host and producer of Regionally Speaking, Dee is responsible for connecting with northwest Indiana community newsmakers to share their stories with the Lakeshore Public Radio listening audience. She believes in the power of storytelling to engage, teach and change lives. Prior to working at Lakeshore Public Radio, Dee enjoyed giving her time, talent, and resources to various community organizations. Dee believes in servant leadership. Her favorite quote is "Leadership is service not position." by Tim Fargo.