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.

Lead4Change Student Leadership Program

The Lead4Change Student Leadership Program was created by the Foundation for Impact on Literacy and Learning and the Lift a Life Foundation. Currently the leading and fastest growing leadership program, Lead4Change has more than 8,500 participating educators and has been real-world tested by 1.5 million students since 2012. 

Lead4Change 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 or school. Based on the best-selling book Taking People With You, by YUM! Brands retired CEO David Novak, Lead4Change empowers students to act, to serve and to make big things happen. 

Each school year culminates with the Lead4Change Challenge. For 2019 we are excited to share the news of our winners 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 has developed the Student Eco Citizenship Project, a no-cost educational program and contest for students in grades 5-8 in New Jersey and Denver.

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 entries into a competition.