A New Leaf has been helping families…changing lives for over 40 years. From caring for the homeless at our family and men’s shelters, to providing safe haven for survivors of domestic violence and their children; from detention alternative programs for youth to foster care programs and behavioral health counseling for children. We serve as a catalyst to self-knowledge and change and do so with compassion, sincerity, and clarity of purpose.
Through the use of magazines, we hope to focus on helping teenagers in our residential treatment centers who have a history of trauma or abuse. These teens have long histories of failure to engage in the educational process. The color pictures of magazines will draw them in and make them curious enough to read the accompanying story. Our hope is that they will read for the joy of learning something interesting and that this in turn will raise their reading level in the classroom.
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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
School or Library
Santa Barbara, CA
Serving male and female students from junior kindergarten through eighth grade (ages 4-13)
Needs: Magazines for 150 students from September 15 to May 15.
Magazines Requested: Science, current events, animals, bikes, sports, books, writing, national geographic, track, space and astronomy, aviation week, smithsonian, sports illustrated
Austin, TX, USA
Needs: 20 magazines per week
Magazines Requested: Car, Cooking, Traveling, Gardening, Organic Farming, Science, Nature, Body Building, and Religion magazines.
Serving roughly 75 boys and girls (high school)
Magazines Requested: Wooden Boat magazine, Fine Woodworking, Sail, National Geographic