Sean Weatherspoon's SPOONful of Hope Foundation has four signature programs:|
SPOON Feed a Family
This program will provide low-income families with an all-expense paid trip to a fun and exciting venue in Atlanta for the day. Each year, Sean and the Foundation will host the selected families for a day of fun and provide them with much needed food for Thanksgiving.
Hope in a Backpack
This back to school program will provide nearly 300 inner-city, low-income middle school students with the basic items needed to begin the school year. Each child will receive a backpack filled with school supplies and shop for much needed back to school clothing and shoes.
Operation Second Half
This program will provide inner-city Middle school students with the basic items needed to begin the second half of the school year. Each family will be given a store gift card that will enable them to shop the store for needed items like school supplies, winter clothes and shoes.
Tackling The Text
Tackling The Text is a literacy engagement program designed to bring families, schools, and communities together to support children's literacy development. Tackling The Text works to:
Through the collective efforts of the community sponsors and the SPOONful of Hope Foundation we will provide more than 30,000 books to more than 10,000 at-risk Title l elementary school children; giving them the ability to connect with books they want to read.
- Help families foster the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that support children's literacy development.
- Help schools engage families through fun, literacy-based events.
- Better prepare children for reading and learning.
- Support schools with their family engagement goals.