Educational Institutions

Magazine Publishers Family Literacy Project

  • Granville, OH
  • http://magazineliteracy.org/

Mission Statement

Mission:
 
The Magazine Publishers Family Literacy Project (MagazineLiteracy.org) is the first and only global, magazine industry-wide literacy campaign for children and families. MagazineLiteracy.org devises innovative programs that foster community and business partnerships to get new, surplus, and gently used recycled magazines into the hands, homes, and hearts of children and families so they can learn and love to read and build their self-esteem. Learning how to read is vital to a child's ability to succeed in every school subject and in life. Adults unable to read were once children who did not learn how. MagazineLiteracy.org unleashes the awesome potential of magazines as a powerful literacy resource for teachers, early-learning programs, after-school programs, boys and girls clubs, homeless and domestic violence shelters, child advocacy and foster care programs, and other literacy agents who are passionate about helping kids and families learn to read. 
 
Studies show that children at or near the poverty line are much less likely to have reading materials at home. MagazineLiteracy.org puts valuable reading materials into homes on a regular schedule. When a child's name is printed on the label, along with the added confidence associated with learning to read, the Project helps to build that child's self-esteem. Children are linked to the Project via "Literacy Agents" - schools, libraries, shelters, and other community-based programs dedicated to building the reading skills of participating kids and families. 
Literacy agents devise their own reading program specifications and evaluation criteria, and monitor program effectiveness against those targets. Literacy agents report on their progress, providing valuable lessons and models that can be replicated in other communities.
 

The following types of Literacy Agents are the primary focus of our efforts:

Main Programs

  1. Magazine Mentors
  2. Magazine Harvest
  3. Magazine Literacy Ambassadors
  4. Children's Magazine Month - October
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

MagazineLiteracy.org supports literacy needs and initiatives in communities across America.  Our programs can also work well to support child and family literacy around the globe.

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. John Mennell

Keywords

Self-reported

literacy, reading, mentoring, homeless, recycling, magazines

Also Known As

MAGAZINELITERACY.ORG

EIN

20-1142954

 Number

4412162096

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Magazine Mentors

Magazine Mentors are businesses, groups, and individuals who sponsor magazines that are bulk shipped to help kids in schools, homeless and domestic violence shelters, and other literacy programs in their own communities.

Category

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 2

Magazine Harvest

Recycling magazines to new readers.

Category

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 3

Magazine Literacy Ambassadors

Community, school, and college-based teams that organize local MagazineLiteracy.org programs.

Category

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 4

Children's Magazine Month - October

Children's Magazine Month is a nationwide literacy initiative in October each year, founded by the Association of Educational Publishers, intended to spotlight children's magazines as a valuable literacy resource for teachers, librarians, children, parents, and other literacy agents. Children's Magazine Month is co-managed by MagazineLiteracy.org with support from the International Reading Association, the American Association of School Librarians, the Magazine Publishers of America, and other stakeholders.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

MagazineLiteracy.org supports literacy needs and initiatives in communities across America.  Our programs can also work well to support child and family literacy around the globe.

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Magazine Publishers Family Literacy Project

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Principal Officer

Mr. John Mennell

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

John Mennell

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