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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.
FAQs about Street Law's Breakfast with a Legend™ program
Roles of the key players
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.
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.
Street Law, Inc. provides limited phone and e-mail assistance to program coordinators.
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.
Registered program participants can access the Breakfast with a Legend online toolkit using the link below:
Street Law, Inc. 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 870Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
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