Lawyers for Literacy is a public service program that matches legal professionals with local school children to improve students’ reading skills and spark their interest in books, civics and history.

Lawyers for Literacy volunteers spend at least 30 minutes a week reading to a small groups of students over a month’s time. A volunteer records the books that the student will read during the month, either with the volunteer or alone, in a passport booklet supplied by the NC Bar Foundation and gifted to the student at the end of the program. NC Bar Foundation also provides primary books on topics related to civics or history, and each student receives his or her own book to keep, along with a program certificate.

*During COVID-19/Coronavirus school closures: We are here to help now.  Our volunteers are creating video “Storytimes” that teachers and families may request for download so that elementary students can continue to have access to the high quality civic education content and mentoring that the Lawyers for Literacy program regularly provides.  Please click one of the buttons below for more information on how you can volunteer or request a video from home.