The University of Central Arkansas is hosting a parent literacy support night Monday night on campus.

Springhill Elementary in Greenbrier shared the event to its school’s Facebook page Tuesday letting the community know in case they might be interested.

The event is hosted by Crystal Voegele with BearsRead Literacy Camp, designed to build off the strengths of a student and offer help for those who who have struggled on their literacy path, the website states.

Voegele told the Log Cabin Democrat it was originally intended to be just for the program parents, but ultimately decided to open it to anyone who may be in need of support.

“As a parent of a dyslexic child, I remember desperately seeking help and finding that there were not many resources,” she said. “Our goal is to provide assistance for parents who may need some summer guidance and support.” 

Voegele said the goal of the event is to provide assistance for parents who may need that summer guidance and support for their children.

“Many of our parents just need someone to talk with regarding their struggles,” she said.

Currently, there are several BearsRead parents signed up to attend but Voegele said they welcome anyone who wants to connect and obtain that desired support.

“Join us for a night of learning how to best help our children become better readers and writers,” the event page reads. “We will have opportunities for you to empower yourselves with some great information.”

The night’s activity sessions will include self care, advocating and working with educators, accessing educational apps, joining a book club, supporting readers and writers and other opportunities.

The event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 24 in Mashburn Hall 103 on the UCA campus.

Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite food for a potluck-style meal.

Childcare will also be provided.

To sign up for the event, visit