Mar 16 2024


10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lawyers For Literacy

Pledge Form

Since 2011, The Law Society has supported the West Broadway Youth Outreach organization (WBYO) in a program to promote literacy and raise funds for the great work they do in our community. Over the past ten plus years, Lawyers for Literacy has raised more than $100,000 with over 500 lawyers reading to the WBYO kids. There are many children who struggle every day to understand information written at even a basic level. Many kids do not have an adult at home who reads to them or encourages them to read by sharing with them the joy of reading. The Law Society is proud to sponsor this event and encourages lawyers to get involved by raising funds and/or donating their time to read with a child for an hour or more.

The Law Society of Manitoba is delighted to continue to support the West Broadway Youth Outreach (WBYO) and sponsor the 14th annual edition of Lawyers for Literacy. Executive Director Ken Opaleke and the rest of the WBYO team have done a fantastic job over the years continuing to deliver valuable community programming. Lawyers will once again have the opportunity to support WBYO and the work they do every day by raising funds and sharing the joy of reading! Sign up today to spend quality one-on-one time helping children read on March 16, 2024.

A portion of every dollar raised through the Lawyers for Literacy event will be applied directly to the West Broadway Youth Outreach newly established endowment fund, supporting the WYBO kids in their pursuit of higher education.

West Broadway Youth Outreach established this fund with the Winnipeg Foundation in 2020 to provide annual support to WBYO kids and WBYO volunteers who are pursuing post-secondary education. The first two scholarships were awarded last year.

Click here to learn more about Lawyers For Literacy

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