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Our Story

After years of partnership, prayer, and meetings with Windsor STEM Academy, relationships with kids in south Linden emerged.  With guidance and wisdom from Mr. Stephen Garland and his youth program up the street at the Hardy Center, a weekly hour of "Reading Buddies" at Windsor would become the springboard
for L4.  Little did we know that was just
the beginning of our dream. Our vision at L4 is that Linden families are connected in a healthy, Christ-centered community, through our staff and church. Where every elementary student excels in literacy and embraces their God-given worth.

A Look Inside

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Mentor at the Center

Even at the earliest stages of planning for L4, one important feature seemed essential:  one-on-one time must be a focal point for development in every learning category. Our mentors are not only committed to their young learners, they are typically from the same neighborhoods and share similar life experiences as their mentees. Also, through regular communication and participation with L4, all L4 staff or family relational, mental, financial, and practical needs are able to be identified and addressed.

What do we Teach?

"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it." L4 is a learning place for everyone. We teach grades K-6, and each new kindergartener is paired with a mentor.  We also provide 
music, bible, and art time each week and the entire experience is engaging.  The L4 family is rooted in the love of Jesus and trains children to reach their fullest God-given potential.

Life with Families

From "Hallelujah Night" (a fun safe night of games and candy at Halloween) to a Christmas party and graduation festivities, 
we encourage families to participate.  L4 is a program set up to build relationships with the entire family not only within the program but at the school, in the neighborhood, and around the Linden community. We show yearly measurable improvements in L4 staff and family engagement with Linden Life. This means regularly providing intentional opportunities to be involved and communicating our desire for them to be a part of our church community.

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