Community Partners

Our Community Partners

We are thrilled to be partnering with VOICES Corp as our third-quarter partnership of 2021! 5% of all of our net sales will go towards purchasing books for VOICES this quarter. Please consider adding an additional donation to your purchase to help us buy even MORE books for our future leaders!

 

About VOICES Corp

VOICES enhances the lives of youth through an expression of self, community involvement, and providing options that will empower them to change their lives.

Since 2010 VOICES has been working to change the narrative of some of our most vulnerable youth and families in Indianapolis. Our philosophy is rooted in what Christopher Emdin describes as “reality pedagogy,” which is built on the idea that teachers have to see and appreciate their students’ strengths and build real, respectful relationships with those students before they can effectively impart lessons.”

By building solid, trusting, relationships and affirming our youth, VOICES has been able to see real impact in our 3 focus areas: Mental Health, Crime Prevention/Intervention and Education.

Trauma impacts people in many ways. Some individuals find ways to cope and overcome life’s events, others, suffer physical and emotional consequences that can last a life time. The impact this has on youth development often gets lost in the observance of the poor behavior choices that youth are making. All of VOICES programming is designed to increase the youth and families’ skillsets in the following areas:

  • Self-Regulation Skills
  • Relational Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Positive Community Involvement
  • Increased literacy

We understand that youth development is not successfully accomplished by one program or agency alone. We continuously seek to foster new partnerships and pursue community collaboration to ensure that our youth understand that they have options and an entire community of people who see their value and potential.

 

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Our Previous Community Partners

There is still an option on our site to directly donate to a fund that will assist in buying books for our previous community partners. 

 

About Saddle Up and Read

Saddle Up And Read is on a mission to encourage youth to achieve literary excellence through equine activities.  In 2017, founder Caitlin Gooch noticed the literacy rates in North Carolina were low.  Caitlin acted immediately by creating an incentive with a local library.  As a prize for reading, this incentive included a day at her father's horse farm.  The only requirement was for children to check out 3 or more books from the library.  It turned out to be a great success which led to Saddle Up And Read.  

 In April 2019, Saddle Up and Read became established as a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. "Horses connect people and get kids excited. Why not use that energy to encourage kids to read?" Caitlin states. To this day, SUAR has visited elementary schools, libraries, child care centers, church youth groups, and community events.  

 

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About the MLK Center
At the MLK Center everyone has the opportunity to learn, play, grow and find peace. By embracing the teachings and philosophies of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the MLK Center provides vital individual skills and family resources that allow residents in the Mid-North neighborhoods of Indianapolis to grow and enhance their lives.  Our approach helps people of all ages find - and remain on - their own paths to success and stability.  Dr. King believed that conflicts can be resolved peacefully.  In a committed Beloved Community, conflict ends with reconciliation of adversaries cooperating in a spirit of mutual respect and goodwill.  We work to make this possible in our culture.
 
The MLK Center mission is rooted in the values we have established as a neighborhood leader of individual and family support for our residents: To create a meaningful impact on the lives of those we serve, through quality, multi-generational programs that build community, invest in youth, empower families, advocate for our neighbors, and provide a peaceful space to connect.

 

Please consider adding an additional donation to your purchase to help us buy even MORE books for our future leaders!

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 The Book Re-View

 

About The Book Re-View

The Book Re-View is dedicated to providing grade-level and age appropriate literature to students who do not have easy access to supplemental reading material at home.  Our hope is that all children, regardless of the family financial situation, have the opportunity to expand their minds and explore new horizons through the power of reading.

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Interested in Partnering with Us?
If you are interested in becoming a future partner of the Future Leaders Book Club, please contact our Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, Ryann Foster at rfoster@forfutureleaders.com

Interested Bulk Custom Orders?
If you are interested in ordering bulk quantities for your organization, please email us at customorders@forfutureleaders.com