McGuffey Inter-Generational Gardens
M.I.G began as a Community beautification project in 2015, within the North Linden Area. Our strategic goal has been too maintain the lots for cleanliness and use the land to teach Urban Gardening. Our plots fall within an area of the City for which the USDA would classify as a Food Desert Zone. Given this reality leaders within LUF are focused on raising awareness about food sustainability and healthy options for families in the Community. Our Impact has been great but we have a lot more work to do. Join us in the Garden at 2510 McGuffey Rd. Columbus OH 43219!
Legacy Connectors is a financial endowment initiative, backed by Legacies United Foundation to support young and Seasoned Athletes across Central Ohio. Through this initiative we encourage continued physical activity and overall wellness for youth and adults alike. Staying active and engaged in sports and or leisure activities has proven to cultivate healthy relationships and personal development. This is due to the rich sharing of knowledge, skills and abilities of the participants. Our initiative additionally provides support to our participants in the realm of mental health. Legacy Connectors is concerned with helping participants find their strengths on and off the playing field.
Fund-Raising & Volunteering
At Legacies United Foundation we have been able to thrive based off our rich culture of servant leadership. A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong. We are a Faith-based organization that takes pride in creating opportunities for volunteers to pour into lives of others as well as our Community. We run a soup kitchen, several concession stands at The Ohio State University in partnership with the Levy Restaurant Group amongst other activities. Our goal is to steadily increase the capacity for intergenerational relationships, program development and shared resources.
Youth Sports Leadership Academy
Our Youth Sports Leadership Academy (YSLA) is a Year-Round initiative broken up into 6 week rolling sessions for Youth ages 14-24. The goal of YSLA is to help current, former and aspiring athletes leverage their experiences in sports to obtain greater self sufficiency. This initiative was born-out of Legacies United
Foundation's Annual Youth Sports Conference which seeks to promote safety,
sportsmanship and community. Youth who participate in this program can expect;
entrepreneurial skills training, tutoring's/dropout recovery, strength and conditioning
classes, and more. We have also implemented our new Girls Take on Sports curriculum
specifically for young women interested in pursuing a career in the World of Sports.
Duration: 6 weeks
April 1st 2024 Next Cohort
Legacies United Foundation is working to become an approved provider with The Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment program. (ACE) Educational Savings Account program administered through the Department of Education; provides qualifying families with a $1,000 credit per child. These funds can be used to pay for a variety of educational activities designed to help accelerate learning for children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Legacies United Foundation Learning Extension Programs are infused with an intergenerational curriculum which increases the outcomes of our learning pods. Checkout our list of potential services to be covered below, all of our ACE activities will be hosted Year-round at our Faith Based site Jerusalem Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church.
Day camps, including camps for physical activity and leadership development.
Educational learning ,study skills services and field trips to historical landmarks across Ohio; including museums and theaters.
Tutoring in the following areas (Social & Emotional learning, Financial Literacy, Social Studies)
Today we live in one of the most vibrant complex societies due in part to the growth of technology, arts and culture. The impact of this stimuli on our relationships and engagement within our communities has been widespread. This current reality is driving our Legacy Research Initiative. We hope to uncover facts, and trends into how we may best connect, support and promote various generational cohorts.
With any research a systematic investigation is essential in order to reach new conclusions. The results of our research is available to the public and focuses on aging and senior services as well as youth engagement to name a few. We hope our work leads to intergenerational public policies, private philanthropy and corporate advancement. If you are interested in research join our Team!!!! Were In this Together!