Literature for Life

Literature for Life

Team Literature for Life & The 2011 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

About Literature for Life


On October 16, 2011, Literature for Life staff, program participants and supporters, together, as Team Literature for Life, will take part in the annual Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in an effort to raise $15,000 toward their programming!

In 2009, Toronto City Councillor, Karen Stintz, ran on behalf of the charity raising $10,000 for the Literature for Life Charity.

Literature for Life unleashes the intellectual potential of marginalized young mothers by helping them discover the joy and benefit of reading and learning. Thus allowing them to be more effective parents and encourages them to pursue higher education and meaningful employment.

Our flagship direct service programs, Women with Words Reading Circles and Yo'Mama Magazine, have the residual benefit of a mother is her child's first teacher. We know the key to a child's success in school is the mother's love of reading and learning. Our programs are effective in showing young moms how to create a family culture of literacy and academic achievement improving the socio-economic situation for two generations.

Our programs work because our approach is slightly different. We treat our clients as people, not problems. We treat them with respect. We listen as much as we talk. We have no prejudice and we do not pre-judge. We do create reading circles and related activities that encourage open and honest dialogue about stories and life.

100% of funds raised will go towards Literature for Life programming.

For more information please contact Team Literature for Life Committee Chair:

Matt Blair


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