Legacy Family Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our goal is to address unmet social and educational needs of children and their families with emphasis on West African immigrant communities through partnerships and collaborations with the wider community.
Do you remember cuddling on the bed reading or listening to bedtime stories when you were a child?
Remember that favorite book?
A study from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that reading aloud to children at an early age activates parts of a child’s brain that helps strengthen their imagery and literacy development and can give them a better chance of success in the future.
Our literacy program offers youth in the communities of Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center the opportunity to be reading role models to younger children while earning a stipend/allowance. Parents who must focus on day-to-day support of the family often do not have the time to read to their children. Let’s Read! gives young children the opportunity to listen to stories, while strengthening their imagery and literacy development. In addition, young children in apartment complexes in Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center will receive free books to create a book nook at home.
Youths are an untapped literacy resource that can contribute to the success of this program, while they build valuable leadership skills. Youth readers aged 13 – 17 will be paid to read books to their younger siblings and neighbors.
Builds positive relationships between youth readers, younger children and parents/caregivers in the community.
Youth readers build confidence in reading skills, which would eventually lead to confidence in public speaking as well as financial independence.
Young children learn to listen, focus their attention and build necessary skills for school.
Engage 1,500 listeners and readers in the program by the end of 2022.
Build strong relationships with our sponsors who will have long-term involvement in the success of this program.
How can you help?
Contact us and get involve
Be a connector to other donors, organizations, and social groups
Share, share everywhere in your network
All funds donated will be used to provide stipends to youth readers.
Thank you for your support!