Initiatives

F.I.L.L. programs transform learning into life experiences.  Our approach is driven by pedagogical strategies for literacy and learning in the classroom and across multiple subject areas. Our programs and resources build stronger 21st Century Skills and allow students to apply and integrate concepts from our programs into their daily lives through project-based application.

Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program

The Lead2Feed Student Leadership Program was created by the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning and the Lift a Life Foundation, with assistance from the Yum! Foundation.  Currently the leading and fastest growing leadership program, Lead2Feed engages more that 1 million students at over 5,000 schools and clubs across the USA. 

Lead2Feed is designed to encourage middle and high school students to hone leadership skills by completing a service-learning project that addresses a need in their community. Based on the best-selling book Taking People With You, by YUM! Brands Executive Chairman David Novak, Lead2Feed empowers students to act, to serve and to make big things happen. 

Each school year culminates with the Lead2Feed Challenge. For 2017 we are excited to share the news of our winners here. To see one of the winner’s celebrations, watch here.

Panasonic Corporation of North America Student Eco Citizenship Project and Eco Picture Diary Contest

Panasonic Corporation of North America, along with the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning (USA TODAY Charitable Foundation), have developed the Student Eco Citizenship Project, a no-cost educational program and contest for students in grades 4-8 across New Jersey.

The program will inspire students to: explore environmental issues, discover what others are doing to protect the environment, decide what can be done to positively impact their local environment, create an environmental action plan and determine how to act on their plans. The program concludes with students documenting their work in an Eco Diary and then submitting their entry into the state-wide contest.