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Breakfast with a Legend

Street Law’s Breakfast with a Legend program is a rewarding way for legal organizations of all sizes to give back to their communities by empowering young people through law-related education.

In a series of classroom visits, participating attorneys, paralegals, and Legends — local leaders from law-related professions who have contributed positively to their communities — teach fifth and sixth graders about rules and laws and share their experiences and connections to the students’ communities over breakfast.      

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The program’s goal is simple: teach fifth and sixth graders about the law by connecting them to the wisdom and experience of Legends—local leaders from law-related professions who have contributed positively to their communities.

In a series of classroom visits, volunteer Legends, as well as attorneys and paralegals, teach students about the law and share their experiences over breakfast.

Street Law’s Breakfast with a Legend program began in 2007, and was piloted for two years in Washington, DC.  More than 600 children have participated in the Legends program in DC since its inception.

Are you a teacher or school administrator? 

Please explore this page for school representatives interested in learning more about this program.   

 

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Contact: Law firms, bar associations, and agencies interested in starting a Breakfast with a Legend™ program in their area should contact Deborah Foster

 

Participating law firms, bar associations, and agencies receive the following:

Access to the online toolkit

  • Templates for licensed materials
    • Student journals
    • Certificates
    • Name badges
    • Bookmarks
    • Stickers
  • Five easy-to-use lesson plans
    • Lesson 1: Who is Our Legend? (download sample below)
    • Lesson 2A: What Are Rules?
    • Lesson 2B: What Are Rules?
    • Lesson 3A: Triggers
    • Lesson 3B: School Rules 
  • Program Coordinator's Handbook
  • Forms
    • Evaluation forms, an MOU template, and a sample image release form
  • Online press kit

Training

Street Law, Inc. provides training for volunteers and classroom teachers.  The training – 60-75 minutes in length and conducted via telephone – includes a program overview, a run-through of the lessons, and information and advice about working with fifth and sixth graders.

Technical assistance

Street Law, Inc. provides limited phone and e-mail assistance to program coordinators. 

Contact: Law firms, bar associations, and agencies interested in starting a Breakfast with a Legend™ program in their area should contact Deborah Foster

Current participants

Past participants

 

Breakfast with a Civil Rights Legend

In 2011, Street Law launched the Closing the Gap initiative to teach African American youths about the importance of civil rights history, its impact on their rights and responsibilities, and how they can be active, engaged members of their communities.

The initiative, composed of a series of programs, includes a version of our Breakfast with a Legend program involving Legends who lived during the African American Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s. We call this program Breakfast with a Civil Rights Legend. 

Photos from the spring 2013 program

Registered program participants can access the Breakfast with a Legend online toolkit using the link below: 

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If you have problems logging in, please contact Janae Harrison.
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