Motheread is the longest-running program of the Guam Humanities Council (GHC).   The program targets the “underserved” community, including those who are incarcerated, economically disadvantaged, and recent immigrants with limited English skills. The program also targets individuals interested in facilitating Motheread sessions. With eight years of grant support from Guam Community College, the Council has partnered with over twenty-eight nonprofit organizations, schools, government agencies and village mayors to facilitate 50 cycles and reach over 1,500 community members and their families.

In January 2011, the Council held its seventh National Training Institute through grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities under the “The Micronesian Question” project. Nineteen Motheread facilitators were trained, many of who are Micronesians or are from organizations and agencies that work directly with Micronesian communities on Guam. The last 2011 Motheread session concluded at the end of August bringing the program in reach of nine sites throughout the island, including sites in Mangilao, Hagatna, Tumon, Yigo and Dededo. There were a total of 87 participants.


Dr. Kimberlee Kihleng, Executive Director

Cathy Flores, Coordinator of Public Relations and Programs

Guam Humanities Council

222 Chalan Santo Papa

Reflection Center, Suite 106

Hagatna, GU 96910

Tel: 671-472-4460/1

Fax: 671-472-4465

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