The Literacy Initiative is currently looking to grow our after-school programming into more cities, states, and countries during the 2020-2021 school year. We are also welcoming new partnerships and collaborations with other youth-led non-profit organizations. Below is some information regarding the current positions we have available.
We are currently accepting applications from ONLY rising high school freshman, sophomores, or juniors!
- Each state will have an Executive Board consisting of:
- Chief Operating Officer
- Program Director
- Each local chapter (city) will have an Executive Board consisting of:
- VP of Programs
- Outreach Coordinator
- Volunteer Manager
- We are also accepting collaborations between other organizations that have similar missions and goals as us.
Please fill out the inquiry form on the right if you're interested. More information on the Literacy Initiative can be found below.
The Literacy Initiative is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission for students to build a healthy mind, body, and spirit through programs that mentor, engage in sports, and support reading. Our after-school program is divided up into three separate programs: Books & Cookies, Books & Basketball, and Coding & Cookies. Through our STEM-based curriculum, students explore a wide range of real-world topics and issues while working on increasing reading proficiency. The goal of our programs is to foster a safe and fun after-school program for low-income students who may not be able to afford a typical after-school program. Many students in low-income areas face violence and crime on a day-to-day basis, which may make unstructured and unsupervised after-school activities dangerous for students. During meetings, students work closely with high school volunteers on various icebreaker, reading, and STEM activities. We’re also working to combat food insecurity by providing students with a free meal during each meeting. By providing them with all these opportunities through this after-school program, not only are we providing them with a safe space to express themselves, but also providing them with the opportunities for them to become successful individuals within society.