Andover Bread Loaf

ABL_logo2018.jpg#asset:80628Andover Bread Loaf’s mission is to promote literacy and educational revitalization through the lens of social justice in the most under-resourced communities and school systems around the world, particularly in US urban communities and public schools.

Through multi-modal literacies, ABL collaborates with youth and adults to support grassroots, democratic, social action movements that enable them to transform themselves, their communities, and their educational systems.

At the heart of ABL is the Writing Leader program. ABL Writing Leaders are youth, trained in democratic pedagogies who work with other youth leaders to create, staff, and lead workshops and programs. The Writing Leaders are powerful educators and community activists, inspiring other youth and adults to love writing and to use it as a form of self-expression and community transformation.

Andover Bread Loaf 2019 Program Report
Writing to Change the World Brochure

If you have questions about making a gift to Andover Bread Loaf, please contact Beth Parsons at 978-749-4523.

Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence

Andover Bread Loaf proudly presents Elements Of Hip Hop with Guest Artist FEBO on Saturday November 2, 2019 from 11:30AM through 3:30PM at the B&GCL. Registration is free and lunch will be provided.

2019 ABL Summer Writing Workshop

Watch the recap video

Teaching Honor for ABL Director

Read an article about Lou Bernieri, recognized by Honored.org as their August 2019 outstanding educator. "Mr. Bernieri was monumental in helping me to discover my voice ... he changed the way I thought about myself, my community, and my education."

Spring 2019 Newsletter

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Ford Foundation Next Generation Leadership program

Networked Youth In the Public Square. Read the Executive Summary.

Bread Loaf Teacher Network Journal

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The first ABL program was launched 28 years ago in Lawrence, Massachusetts. This successful literacy education program is now the anchor for ABL—and the model for similar initiatives in other cities across the country and around the world.

"Inside Out: What Are You All About?": ABL city-wide conference in Lawrence for grades 2-5