Over the past ten years, The Law Society has supported the West Broadway Youth Outreach organization (WBYO) in a program to promote literacy and raise funds for the great work they do in our community. Since Lawyers for Literacy began over ten years ago in 2011, over $100,000 has been raised, with over 500 lawyers participating in reading to the WBYO kids. There are many children who struggle every day to understand information written at even a basic level. Many kids do not have an adult at home who reads to them or encourages them to read by sharing with them the joy of reading. The Law Society is proud to sponsor this event and encourages lawyers to get involved by raising funds and/or donating their time to read with a child for an hour or more.
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West Broadway Youth Outreach (WBYO)
WBYO is a recreational life skills program for children who live in the West Broadway area. Children range in age from 4 to 12, as well as junior volunteers, mentors and role models aged 13 to 17 years old. They provide 28 structured programs after school and evenings year-round. All activities are free.
During the pandemic, the WBYO has done an amazing job adapting their programs to offer them online. In some cases, they have even provided iPhones and plans to the kids who would otherwise be unable to participate. WBYO welcomes donations of books, children’s clothing, juice boxes for after school snacks, games, toys, and musical instruments … pretty much anything you can think of that would be of interest to a child. For more information visit westbroadwayyouthoutreach.com.