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Les Twins Partner With KWN To Promote Literacy And Improve Children's Mental Wellbeing Through Dance

Dance transcends the arena stage for Larry and Laurent Bourgeois, otherwise known as Les Twins. While our favorite duo continue to impress audiences on Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour, they have taken up other avenues to spread positivity and make a difference.

Samantha Dorisca

May 26, 2023

This Org is Bringing Literacy Support to the Doorsteps of Young Male Students of Color

School closures have negatively impacted students’ literacy globally. However, for young Black men and boys, in particular, a Denver-based organization is determined to reverse the effects. According to Black Enterprise , The Sims-Fayola Foundation is partnering with FYR is LIT (Fueling Youth Reading is Leaders in Training) — a literacy empowerment and leadership development program — to provide online tutoring for male students of color who are struggling with e-learning. Upon signing up for the program, students will be assessed for their educational needs, then tutored based on a tailored curriculum led by a LIT tutor. Each session is 40 minutes, during which the tutee will learn letter annunciation and phoneme awareness, spelling rules, writing practice, and read aloud. Individuals will be connected to one another via Zoom. Several other non-profit organizations and foundations also target youth literacy, including the Carr Cares Foundation . Carr Cares, founded by NFL player...

Niki McGloster

May 7, 2020

Legalities Shouldn't Block LeVar Burton's Efforts to Read Books to Kids via Live Stream

LeVar Burton — host of PBS’ Emmy-Award winning show “Reading Rainbow” and LeVar Burton Reads podcast — is striving to bring literacy enrichment to the public during this time of social distancing. However, due to legal complications with copyright infringement, he’s having trouble bringing his podcast to the live stream arena. The iconic host has been trying to figure out a way to start a live stream dedicated to children’s storytime by reading books aloud for everyone stuck inside during self-isolation, but he’ll need authors’ permission in order to read said stories. On Wednesday, he tweeted his idea go live with his podcast stating, “I’ve been busting my brain for about a week now trying to figure out how to do a live-streamed version of #LeVarBurtonReads.” I’ve been busting my brain for about a week now trying to figure out how to do a live-streamed version of #LeVarBurtonReads . I figured that during this difficult time I could contribute by reading aloud to folks who could use...

Njera Perkins

Mar 30, 2020