Charles Lafitte Foundation’s Summer Essay Contest Invites Students to Take an Adventure

The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) is pleased to announce the Kid’s Corner Summer Adventure Essay Contest.

Students in grades 3-12 attending a public or private school in the U.S. are invited to participate.

To enter, students must read one of the books listed under their upcoming grade level and tell Charles Lafitte how the adventures of the main character helped them grow, and how it influenced the reader to grow as well.

Books for grades 3-5 includes:

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

The Borrowers by Mary Norton

Books for grades 6-8 includes:

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullmam

The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen

Books for high school includes:

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Winners will receive $1,000 for their school library and a Kindle Fire to take home for themselves. Entries must be typed and emailed to CLF by September 30, 2016. More information is available at

Since 2012, donations to school libraries from CLF essay contest winners total $30,000.

CLF’s Kid’s Corner strives to encourage kids to not only have a voice, but a role in helping better their community as well. Kid’s Corner is run by kids for kids, placing the power of change directly in their capable hands. Every child is invited to become a grant maker by telling CLF which non-profit organizations are important to them and how CLF can help.  For more information visit

About The Charles Lafitte Foundation

The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) supports innovative and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to achieve healthy, satisfying and enriched lives. The Foundation supports organizations working in four main areas: education, children’s advocacy, medical research & issues, and the arts. The Foundation underwrites programs that can become self-sustaining with long-term commitment and measurable impact.  In determining grants, CLF looks for solutions that lead to independence and self-empowerment for individuals, and to the establishment of effective, long-standing programs and organizations. For more information about the Charles Lafitte Foundation visit

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