About Our Programs

Books & Breakfast is a daily before school program offering a healthy morning meal and homework help to elementary aged students who need additional support. Book & Breakfast exists so that every child enters his or her classroom physically, emotionally and academically prepared.

The Morning Program

The Morning Program

A typical day at the reinvented B&B program usually includes a good morning hug, a healthy meal, time with an individual tutor and the reward of game time.

• A Healthy Meal: Each morning we offer a source of protein, multiple fresh fruit options and low sugar cereals. Hard-boiled eggs, oatmeal with fruit and whole-wheat bagels are just some of the options on the menu.

• Daily Academic Focus: Each morning children work with a tutor on homework or reading. This daily commitment builds strong academic habits and builds the student’s confidence in their ability to succeed.

• Relational Connections: Each morning a diverse team of tutors (Northwestern students, teachers, parent and community volunteers) provides social and emotional support in addition to academic help. Tutors spend time building relationships with individual students and affirming the child’s deep value and potential.
Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

Lack of access to affordable summer programming is a consistent trend for many families involved in Books & Breakfast. With the help of generous funders and a partnership with the YWCA, for the past 2 years B&B students have been able to participate in the B&B Summer Book Club and the B&B Summer Swim.

In the Summer of 2015:
• 55 students participated in our summer programs
• Over 1,000 books were mailed to B&B students at 2 week intervals
• 25 Adult Volunteer Reading buddies mailed packages and wrote to students throughout Summer

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