On June 18, 2002, Governor Jeb Bush announced the annual winners of the Governor’s Family Literacy Award at the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee, Florida. This year, 15 public and private non-profit education and community-based organizations will receive family literacy grant awards totaling more than $700,000. Governor Bush said, "Today, more than ever, literacy is the key to opening up the doors of opportunity and achieving success in life."
ASPIRA of Florida will receive $50,000 for a family literacy program which targets Latino migrant and other families in rural South Dade. In the picture, are Governor Jeb Bush (center of last row), First Lady Columba Bush (1st row, 5th from the left), and representatives of the 15 Award recipients including Anita Rafky, Deputy Director of ASPIRA of Florida (1st row, 2nd from the left).