Literacy initiatives

LEAP for Ghana

LEAP for Ghana


The Leap For Ghana initiative was co-founded in 2012 by Kwame Alexander following a trip to Konko, a village in the eastern region of Ghana. Since then, we have established student scholarship opportunities, provided literacy training for teachers, facilitated girls’ empowerment workshops, and facilitated career development projects in conjunction with Ashesi University and The U.S. Embassy in Ghana.

In the summer of 2018, we opened the Barbara E. Alexander Memorial Library and Timber Nkwanta Health Post in the village.

Many thanks to our many supporters and donors for their support:

LEAP Founders Circle

Kwame and Stephanie Alexander

Juanita Britton

Kim Hardwick-Honor

Tracy Chiles McGhee

LEAP Leaders

Kenneth Braswell

Renee Daniel Flagler

David Miller

Lindsay Young

LEAP Builders

Nikki Giovanni

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Younger Readers

Charronne Jones & Family

Fathers Incorporated

Juan Gaddis

The Hardwick-Honor Family

Dr. Kaadze Wright

LEAP Believers

Courtney Bennett

Tinesha Davis

The Draper Family

Jeff Egan

Robert Forbes

Mary Rand Hess

Carmen Oliver

David Sable

The Savage Family

Zondervan/Blink

LEAP Achievers

Angie Oberg

Ann Gargula

Ann Mack

Anne Marie Stephens

Anna Popendropolous

Anna Smith

Annie Watson

Arielle Eckstut

Ashanti Herndon

Athena People

Ava Rogers

Barbara & Dr. E. Curtis Alexander

Benjamin Thomas

Beth Terrill

Beth Gousman

Beth Parmer

Beth-Sheba Mcgruder

Black Writers Reunion & Conference

Brad Herzog

Brandi Grant

Brittany Tyson

Chris Colderley

Calvin Young

Camille Dawson

Cara Newman

Carla D. Blackwell

Caryn Galante

Catherine Onder

Catherine Davis

Chandra Shealey

Charisse Carney-Nunes

Charisse Chisolm

Chris Kehan

Chrissy Barua

Cliff Davis

Clinton Young

Constance Young

Cora Daniels

Courtney Chisholm Peterson

Courtney Young

Crystal Kwatchey

Cynthia Woodruff

Daryle McGhee

Deanna Nikaido

Deanna Sutton

Deb James

Deborah Taylor

Dee Gripper

Dejour Newsome

Deona Smith

Derrick Black

Detra sheppard

Diana Sullivan

Dianne Dale

Dina Garrett

Donna Maria Smith

Dr. Bryan Ripley Crandall

Dr. Clinton and Lula Young

Dr. Winmilawe

Edward Lee

Elisa Zied

Elita White

Emefa Ansah

Emily Smith

Erica Battle

Erica McKnight

Erin Borla

Gwendolyn M. Burrell

The Wootson Family

Hatshepsitu Tull

Helene Liwinski

Holly Riggs

Jabari Asim

Jacqueline Liesch

James C. Randle

Jennifer Jowett

Jennifer Kovolski

Jennifer Potter

Jessica Donnelly

Joanna Crowell

Jonathan Leonard

Jonathan Nonnemacher

Jonell Pulliam

Jovette Gadson

Joyce Evans

Julie Kirchner

Julie Runde

Kameishia Wooten

Kara Wootson

Kate Galise

Kate Kennedy

Katy Farber

Kelli Rai Collins

Kelly Raley

Kendall Hunt

Kerri Poore

Khadijah Ali-Coleman

Kimberly rein

Kristen Picone

Kristian Motz

Kristine Marlow

LaKena Dunham

Lamar Giles

Larry Johnson

LaShawn Daniels

LaTasha Mosley

Lauren Liburd

Lauri Preston

Lawrence Butti

Lee Ann Spillane

Leonard Welling

Les Flagler

Linda Duggins

Lindane Abraham

Lindsay Johnson

Lindy N. Salone

Lisa Marie Sarro

Lisa Merkel

Lisa Rose

Lois Bridges

Lola Colette

Lori Kilkelly

Lorie Barber

Louis Preston

Lutishialovely

Lydia & Walter Bell

Lynn Smith

Lynne White

Marci Hoyt

Marshall G. Johnson Jr.

Mary Grace

Maryann Reid

Maureen Detrick

Megan London

Mel Hopkins

Melanie Henderson

Meri Culp

Michael Lanzdorf

Michael Mitchell

Michael Williams

Michelle Morales

Michelle Y. Talbert

Michon Lartigue

Mikel Fuller

Monique McDowell

Morgan Strand

Mothyna James

Nakia Laushaul

Nandi Alexander

Nicol Crosson-Brown

Nicole Seitz

Nikki Christy

Nzinga Tull

Olivia A. Cole

Paige Mock

Pamela Lipp- Hendricks

Pat Stoner

Paul Langan

Paula White

Rachel Abrams

Rachel Bidgood

Rachel Griffiths

Rebecca Reynolds

Rebecca Stromberg

Rhonda Gray

Richard Gullick

Rochelle Soetan

Ron Kavanaugh

Ryan Parsons

Sally Donnelly

Samah Elsayed

Samayah Alexander

Sara Kelly Johns

Sara Thompson

Sarah Beltz

Sarah Taylor

Sarah Thornbery

Sarah Vanderbilt

Sasha Ariel Alston

Sera Rivers

Shalon Hallager

Shelley Hays

Stacie Kropp

Stacy Hawkins Adams

Stephanie Gleichsner

Stephanie Stanley

Stephanie Tatel

Stephen Ford

Sue Stauffacher

Sunni Won

Susan Bartle

Susan Kowalski

Sharon Nachman

Susan Polos

Sydney White-Oyugi

Tammy Wilcox

Tara Cranford Teague

Teri Brown

Terra Robinson

Thea Klein-Mayer

Thomas Blake Middle School

Tiffany Pertillar

Tim Dorsey

Tina Stevens

Todd Seal

Tracy Boswell

Vanessa Bright

Verdene and Farrell Chiles

Veronique Topping

Victoria Christopher Murray

Ralph Eubanks

Wendy Calhoun

Wendy Lamb

Wendy Lozier

updated: 2 months ago