The mission of L4 is to foster a close community of learning and personal development through
ongoing significant, intentional, one-on-one relationships.
Reading proficiency levels for young children continues to be a bellwether for so many paths and outcomes that begin at a very young age. Numerous studies have shown that 4 out of 5 low-income students read below the proficiency level by the end of third grade, which is a crucial deadline for achieving reading proficiency by adulthood. At L4, enrolled students start as kindergarteners.
L4 students are picked up from school four days a week and then partnered with their mentor from 3:30-6pm. All students receive one full hour of customized lessons, while kindergarteners work closely with a consistent mentor each day. Reading, writing, arts & crafts, and Bible lessons are featured activities.
Kids enrolled in the L4 program are students at Windsor STEM Academy in south Linden. We love our partners at Windsor and could not do this without their support! Most of the L4 mentors and staffmembers either have roots or are current residents in Linden, and have a big heart for the community.
L4 is not just about becoming a better reader or student. Teachers and mentors are dedicated to caring for the student entirely, as children made by God, loved by God, and with a purpose from God.
"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it"