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Lawyers for Literacy

Helping Reduce Juvenile Crime . . . One Book at a Time.

85% of juveniles in the criminal system have below-average
reading skills. -- U.S. Dept. of Education and other reading materials
in their environment. -- National Center for Education Studies.

Overview for 2022-2023
If you would like to tutor with us, please email now to Office@LawyersForLiteracy.org  

  • January 12, 2023 - Gathering of tutors, sponsors, and school leaders
  • January 13 2023 - Schools each informed of the number of tutors coming to help
  • January 2023 - One-our New Tutor Orientations
  • January 30, 2023 week through April 28, 2023  a 12 week tutoring series

Our Story   2023 is our 18th year of tutoring service!

Assisted by volunteer lawyers, judges, and other professionals in our community, Lawyers for Literacy has helped over 1400 struggling third-graders pass the reading portion of the state 3rd grade reading / language arts exam and build a foundation for future success. We strive to achieve this goal in two ways:

  • offering one-on-one tutoring in vocabulary and reading

  • providing a personal library of books to each participating child which they keep to start their own home library.

Read more about Lawyers For Literacy

Get Involved!     Office@LawyersForLiteracy.org

35% of Florida 4th graders scored below the basic reading level.

Kids Count (2006, State Level Data)

Calling all Tampa Bay Lawyers, Judges, Paralegals, Law Students, and other Legal/Non-Legal Professionals:

  • Involvement in Lawyers for Literacy requires a limited amount of your time—just 1 hour a week for 12 weeks late January to April.

  • Your time and support could determine whether or not a child is promoted to the fourth grade.
  • Tutoring a child is a proactive and preventive way to help keep kids out of the criminal justice system later on in life.
  • Your assistance and time commitment can leave a lasting impression on a child who may not have many positive role models in his or her life.

Read more about how you can get involved

For Lawyers for Literacy Schools:

  • This is a free service. LFL raises money to purchase and provide books and reading improvement materials which the students get to keep.
  • Schools select students that are within the LFL guideline of needing a little bit of help.
  • Tutoring sessions conform to a routine that LFL and schools together have developed.
  • Tutoring is over the school and tutor lunch hour. Tutors sign up for the school, day and time that works in their schedule. Typically 8-10 tutors serve at a school.

Thank you!

We would like to thank the following for their generous donations and sponsorships:

  • Larry & Maureen Ahern
  • Steve and Gloria Angel
  • Cohen & Feuer Arty
  • Banker Lopez Gassler
  • Mike and Barbara Brentnell
  • Amy Bryant
  • Cakes By Carolynn, St Petersburg
  • Centennial Bank
  • Certa Pro Painters
  • Behiye and Rahul Chettri
  • Ken A. Scaz - 2022 School Sponsor at Macfarlane Park Elementary in Tampa
  • Amanda Clapp
  • Andrew Collinson
  • Michael Conway, mConway Commercial Photography TecTao Designs Web Design
  • Shane and Gaby Cunningham
  • Robert & Laura Craven
  • Bill and Ria McQueen
  • Legacy Protection Lawyers, LLP - 2023 School Sponsor Campbell Park Elem. St Pete
  • Denmon Pearlman Trial Lawyers
  • Bruce Denson
  • Doyle Wealth Management
  • Christine Derr
  • DHM Construction Services  - 2022 School Sponsor Pasadena Fundamental St Pete
    Heather & Dan Morin              - 2022 School Sponsor 74th St Elementary St Pete
  • John Dixon
  • Farese Physical Therapy Center
  • Neil Flaxman
  • Hon. Marion Fleming & Father Peter Fleming - 2022 Sponsor New Heights Elementary
  • Christian Giblin
  • Greene & Greene, LLC - 2022 School Sponsor at Bear Creek Elementary St. Petersburg
  • Linda Suzzanne Griffin, P.A.
  • Dana Greenbaum, PA 
  • Rev. Donna Guillaume
  • Carla Turner-Hahn
  • Tom Smith and Sue Hanna
  • Paul and Sandra Hardin
  • Liz and Rudy Heinkel
  • Heinkel Tax Law Group - 2023 School Sponsor North Shore Elementary, St Petersburg
  • Diana Holmes
  • Beth Houghton and Scott Wagman - 2023 School Sponsor Sexton Elementary, St Pete
  • Kathyrn Hynes
  • Harris & Hunt, P.A.
  • Lisa and Scott Johni
  • Law Office of Scott Johni, PA
  • Chad Johnson
  • Junior League of St. Petersburg
  • The Honorable Lorraine Kelly
  • Kiwanis Club of St. Petersburg
  • Koch, Smith & Hoffman, PA
  • Douglas M. Lampe
  • Ken and Lynn Lark
  • Dan and Silvia Leeper
  • Leeper & Leeper, PA
  • Legacy Protection Lawyers
  • Jim Longstreet
  • Barbara Marshall
  • Patricia Martin
  • Tim Miller
  • Isabel Moore
  • Barbara Pacholec
  • Kathleen Peters
  • Mark Powers
  • Maria Rawls
  • Dr. Mark & Leslie Ritch
  • Kimberly Rodgers
  • San Marco & Associates Private Investigators, Inc.
  • Bill & Beatriz Schneikert
  • Schnick Family Foundation
  • Jeanette Secor P.A.
  • St. Petersburg Association of Legal Support Specialists
  • Peter & Jennifer Strawser
  • Rhett & Marshal Stevens
  • Kate Taylor
  • Trinicon, LLC
  • Tranquil Shores
  • William Weller and Cynthia Smoot-Weller
  • Penny Weston
  • Amber Flaxman Young

Many thanks to our community sponsors for supporting young student literacy in our area -

 

                 



The H.C. Gemmer Family Christian Foundation