MagazineLiteracy.org has expanded its impact beyond children’s magazines by matching support from enthusiasts to meet literacy needs in like-mined mentoring and job training programs.
For example, with the support of boating enthusiasts, WoodenBoat is targeted to support the literacy goals of at-risk youth in boat building programs like Rocking the Boat in New York City.
With the support of foodies, Food Network and other culinary magazines are provided to enrollees in food service job training programs like CHEFS in San Francisco, which provides job training for homeless individuals and d.c. central kitchen in Washington, DC. Program leads explain that the magazines help to inspire chefs-in-training, especially when it comes to recipes and food presentation, which is so important for developing top-notch professional skills.
Early success, with sponsorship from Prince Sports put Tennis magazine into the hands of 200+ children enrolled in Boston’s Tenacity after-school program.
If you love reading O, the Oprah Magazine, Seventeen, or Redbook magazines, then support sharing them with teens and moms in homeless and domestic violence shelters.
Stretch the imagination and support a bond around mutual interests for youth in mentoring programs with Wired magazines.
Our mission is to get new and recycled magazines into the hands, hearts, and homes of at-risk children, teens, and adults who want to learn and love to read them. Help us change the world – one magazine at a time.