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Join us to end illiteracy and poverty.

Magazines for youth mentoring form bonds that last a lifetime

Scholastic and College Mentors for Kids partner to launch young dreams. 

Illiteracy means you cannot read to your child, or read instructions from your doctor, or a job application, or web page. Adults unable to read where once children who didn’t learn how. Children unable to read are quickly lost in school, unable to do well in any subject. Youth mentoring at programs like College Mentors for Kids is a powerful way to break the cycle. 

With titles for every reading age and interest, magazines like Scholastic are enormously powerful literacy engines for youth mentoring at College Mentors for Kids and Boys & Girls Clubs, and boatbuilders like Rocking the Boat in the Bronx, and golf and tennis mentoring programs, like Tenacity in Boston. Magazines can help to break the ice between a mentor and their young person, forming a bond around common interests and experiences, delivered into their hands by magazine stories and images that can transport readers anywhere in the world and beyond. 

We all know our favorite magazines as children, teens, and adults. The magazines we read during our formative years engage us with impressions that last a lifetime, guiding our journey to reach beyond our dreams and achieve our fullest potential. Our mission at MagazineLiteracy.org is about sharing that possibility with at-risk readers. 

At 33 university and college campuses, College Mentors for Kids helps first- through sixth-graders understand the importance of education, foster the value of diversity, and show children how to give back to the community.

Reading is Fundamental says that most children and families in poverty have zero books at home. We welcome Scholastic magazine in our global quest to wipe out illiteracy and poverty by supporting vital youth mentoring programs like College Mentors for Kids that put reading materials into hands, homes, and hearts. 

Reading is where it all begins. Join us. 

  • Crittenton Women’s Union

    501(c)(3) Charity
    Boston, MA
    Serving Mothers from age 19-40 and children from infant to 5 years old. Most of the children are between 1 and 2.5 years of age.
    Needs: New or recycled magazines for 58 mother and 52 children.
    Magazines Requested: Magazines appropriate for children and toddlers. Magazines about nature, fashion, beauty, exercise. African American specific and Latina specific magazines. Any general women’s interest magazines.

  • Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County

    501(c)(3) Charity
    40 individuals per month of both genders age 16 and older. Some children are immigrants
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Needs: 40 per month
    Magazines requested: any and all magazines.

  • New York Foundling

    Foster Care
    18 boys and 24 girls
    New York, NY USA
    Needs: 42 Magazines
    Magazines Requested: LUCKY magazine, J-14, Popstar, Teen Voices, Girls Life and Sports related.

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