Middle Country Library Foundation is thrilled to partner once again with The Allstate Foundation. Since 2006, MCLF has partnered with the Allstate Foundation around the theme of Readiness Begins With Me™, initially to establish the Catastrophe Readiness Clearinghouse and website, with the mission of empowering individuals by providing information that leads to positive action in advance of a catastrophe.
Then, the Allstate Readiness Series broadened the scope of the theme Readiness Begins With Me™, creating a year-long calendar of events focusing on the issues of teen safe driving and financial empowerment for victims of domestic violence and others.
Now, as the partnership evolves, MCLF’s Allstate Readiness Series embraces TAF’s mission of Good Starts Young, with its message of empowering youth to stand up for themselves and others and realize their full potential through programs and resources that develop social and emotional skills. Through programs that support young ingenuity, creativity and community spirit, Middle Country Library Foundation helps teens to make positive choices and become adults who engage in their communities – adults who say with pride, “Readiness begins with me.”
About the Middle Country Public Library
Middle Country Public Library (Centereach, NY) has been recognized at the local, state and national level for its development of innovative services to families, children, teens and adults, as well as collaborative partnerships with businesses and the health and human service community. Located in the geographic center of Long Island, the Library serves as a community center for its 63,000 local residents and is also home to several initiatives that extend its influence regionally and nationally. Middle Country Public Library is the national model for the Family Place Libraries project. Its regional initiatives include the 2-1-1 Long Island Database and the Miller Business Center. All three of these initiatives demonstrate MCPL’s leadership and organizational capacity and have been utilized to extend the Allstate Readiness Series’ information and programming efforts to small businesses, families, teens and individuals
About The Allstate Foundation
The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by the Allstate Corporation. Allstate and The Allstate Foundation sponsor community initiatives to promote "safe and vital communities"; "tolerance, inclusion, and diversity"; and "economic empowerment". The Allstate Foundation believes in the financial potential of every individual and in helping America's families achieve their American dream. The Allstate Foundation’s newest initiative Good Starts Young provides youth with tools and resources to build character, confidence and optimism; achieve academic success; gain leadership skills; learn conflict-resolution strategies; find their voice and share their stories; mobilize others to volunteer and give back; and become more engaged citizens.