Activities For The Civic Geek: Promote Literacy With Comics

If comics are your thing, why not specifically promote literacy with your favorite medium.

Comic books were probably one of the first forms of literature many of us picked up. From newspapers to comic books to manga, it’s one of the earliest experience many of us have of reading. It’s still a favorite of many – and a way to teach literacy because they’re so beloved and accessible.

It wouldn’t be too hard to rally your fellow comic fans, clubs, groups, and stores to organize to donate comics, time, or money to the right organizations. There’s a lot of history and a lot of community to build on – and there’s comics-oriented literacy organizations who need your help below.


  • Comics For Kids – Collects and donates comics to kids, with a focus on literacy and developing creativity.
  • Reading with Pictures – Promotes literacy with the use of comics in the classroom. Heavily oriented towards ways to get involved!