Jun 28, 2022 | Foundation News • Program - LEAP
San Francisco, California – MLIFE Foundation today donated 12 laptops to San Francisco’s Black young leaders in partnership with Project Level.
The donation is a culmination of activities that MLIFE has coordinated since 2022 Black History Month for transitional-age youths and young adults in San Francisco, California, and Nairobi, Kenya. Activities included a reading from Ngugi wa Thiongo’s Book, The Perfect Nine, and a performance by award-winning songwriter and cultural champion Kwame Rīgīi.
Executive Director of Project Level, Big Rich, said, “I want to thank MLIFE Foundation for this great opportunity… [of]... bridging the gap between here, which is like a privileged country, and our roots, which is mother Africa.”
Other Scholars from San Francisco’s under-resourced zipcodes also received gift cards for an annual New York Times and the Wall Street Journal subscription.
The LEAP (USA) program was made possible through a grant from the Homeless Children’s Network Community Innovations Mini Grant and the Fang Pepin Charitable Fund; MLIFE also provided laptops and backpacks to unleash the learning potential of neurological divergent Black kids.
About LEAP: MLIFE's Learning Enrichment & Acceleration Program (LEAP) supports underserved children to acquire cognitive skills in reading, math, and basic reasoning by moving them from "learning to read" to "reading to learn." LEAP utilizes captivating storytelling and real-world application to complement the school curriculum through reading critically, thinking creatively, writing clearly, and speaking confidently.