Causes: Children & Youth
Mission: To assist children and their families in south florida who struggle with educational, financial, and medical hardships.
Programs: Eat smart program focusing on the fight against childhood hunger and childhood obesity, while educating participating youth on health, wellness, exercise and nutrition.
the learn & earn program is a proprietary educational initiative offering complimentary tutoring services to underperforming youth in miami-dade county. Those students were incentivized to participate in saturday tutoring sessions, where 100% of students attending 7 or more sessions improved their fcat test scores relative to their baseline scores. Tutors are sourced through local honors college programs and provide bi-monthly tutoring services to elected students. Approximately 110 partcipants were served by this program during 2014.
the popular toy drive began years ago when close friends of llf donated a selection of toys to the childrens home society of south florida. In recent years, llf has empowered its entire network to donate hundreds of toys to a local organization during the holiday season. Funds and toys are collected during the holiday season, and volunteers are organized to attend a shopping spree for toys along with a toy distribution the same day. Approximately 250 partcipants were served by this program during 2014.