Taylor McCaffrey LLP supports 8th annual “Lawyers for Literacy”
By Taylor McCaffrey LLP on 2018/03/20
On March 17, 2018, lawyers from Taylor McCaffrey’s labour department pulled out some good books and sharing stories, as part of the Law Society of Manitoba’s 8th annual “Lawyers for Literacy” event, all in support of the West Broadway Youth Outreach (WBYO).
WBYO is a recreational life skills program for children who live in the West Broadway area of Winnipeg. All WBYO activities are free, and the programming services approximately 600 children in the area throughout the school year, who range in age from four to 12. WBYO deservedly receives the very generous support of junior volunteers, mentors and role models aged 13 to 17, all of whom help keep the operating budget low.
WBYO provides 28 structured programs, after school and evenings year round, including:
• Homework Club, where kids are encouraged to engage in their studies and are offered incentives to do so
• The Dreams Program, through which kids are encouraged to think beyond the day-to-day and realize that their dreams really are possible.
Lawyers for Literacy is intended to promote literacy skills and raise money for WBYO’s work in the community. Many kids don’t have an adult at home who encourages them or shares the joy of reading which is why this programming, and events like this, are so impactful.
Lawyers for Literacy has raised over $86,000 in the past seven years and paired over 500 lawyers with children in the community. Taylor McCaffrey and its labour department particularly were both excited and proud to participate this year, provide some pledges and continue to help our community become a better place.
If you’d like to learn more about WBYO, please visit westbroadwayyouthoutreach.com.
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