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Consumer mags feed mentoring and job training programs

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.

  • Adult Literacy Plus Of Southwest Arizona

    501(c)(3) Charity, School or Library, Adult Education, GED
    Yuma, AZ
    Serving a minimum of 150 students a month ranging in ages from 16 to 70 years old. Reading levels range from third grade to first-year college levels. However, the most common age of students is between 19 and 35.
    Needs: Approximately 150 magazines per month
    Magazines Requested: Magazines showing places, people, and animals around the world. Any magazines about hobbies or sports. Magazines that open students’ eyes to the world around them.

  • A New Leaf

    501(c)(3) Charity
    Mesa, Arizona, USA
    Serving girls and boys ages 12 to 17 with reading levels 6th grade and up
    Needs enough magazines for 10 girls and 16 boys
    Magazines Requested: Any sports magazines, any car magazines, any fashion magazines, and any entertainment magazines

  • Santa Barbara School of Squash (SBSOS)

    501(c)(3) charity
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Serves: Students from 4th to 12th grade
    Needs: Magazines for 36 students year round
    Magazines Requested: Any magazines about nature, sports, education, travel, or wildlife

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