ForWords believes that literacy unlocks the power of knowledge for the youth we serve. The 21st century skills taught at ForWords are tools necessary for our students’ future academic and workplace success.

The ForWords mission is to ensure equitable access to education for youth who face language, cultural and economic barriers. Our work is devoted to teaching students the skills necessary to become confident, productive and engaged citizens in our democracy.

ForWords fulfills its mission through a unique, project-based curriculum that augments the work of our local school districts and builds skills in reading, writing, speaking, critical thinking, research, technology and the arts. Our 5 cornerstone programs operate during the school day, after school, on Saturdays, and during the summer.