Exploring the real world of work and money is a vital life skill set for teenagers. We intentionally place our students in job shadowing experiences throughout our community to get a real feel for the world of work. College campus tours and visits are included in this experience as well.

Summer Travel



Middle School Medora 2019 Trip

A dinner celebration, in a festive room of excited families, brought proud students to the stage to receive accolades and awards for their academic and leadership accomplishments. The LCF Academic Coaches proudly distributed the awards to the students they have provided leadership, encouragement and instruction to since early September at our after-school homework sites. Student progress and academic mastery would not be possible without our coaches! The following awards were presented:


Bronze – GPA of 2.0-2.94, 20 students
Silver – GPA of 2.95-3.44, 17 students
Gold – GPA of 3.45-4.0, 11 students


Senior Awards
Most Improved GPA
Perfect Attendance
Highest GPA


Dehne Determination Award
(Demonstrates Determination and Positive Mental Attitude)
Liffrig Leadership Award

(Demonstrates a bold willingness to speak up and act to make the world a better place)

Love Your Neighbor, Service Award

(Demonstrates an unstoppable passion to serve and love others)

Legacy Award

(Demonstrates Education, People, Leadership, Curiosity, and Integrity. The core values of Legacy Children’s Foundation)

At the end of every quarter of school, LCF considers the addition of new students.

Interested students will follow these steps:

1.  Review the LCF student criteria as outlined in the Student Application to make sure they qualify for LCF. Students must be able to say, "Yes" to 3/4 criteria or 2/4 with a recommendation from school personnel or community professional who works with children. 

Student criteria to join LCF:  

  1. Current GPA of 2.0 or lower
  2. Most recent MAP scores in Reading or Math under 50%.
  3. Receive Free or Reduced Meals at school
  4. Experiencing a situation outside of school that is causing a hardship to perform well in school.

2.  Any interested student who qualifies should email: legacychildrensfoundation@gmail.com with his/her name, school, grade, phone number and email address.  LCF will call the student and parent(s) to discuss LCF.  If the student is interested in LCF, then step #3 is arranged.

3. The student and their legal guardian will meet with LCF to discuss expectations and answer questions. If the student is committed, an application will be completed to enroll the student in LCF.

Anchoring motivated secondary learners with education

and people for productive futures.

Students blend their musical and creative art talents to develop their skills and make lasting friendships at the amazing International Music Camp! 

Thank you Sammon's Financial for your support of this opportunity for the Legacy students!

Academic Awards Celebration

Academic Coaches

LCF Literacy Summer School

The Legacy students team up with engineers from John Deere each year to plan, build and compete with their made-from-scratch robot at the FIRST Robotics Competition in Bismarck. Skill development and practical application of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math along with positive relationship building blends these creative minds into a hard to beat team. Go Thunder Bots!

STATE CHAMPS - The final round of the championship flight from the First Tech Challenge in Bismarck.

​April 2019 World Championship, Detroit MI

The key to a thriving future for any child is to become educated. Our success depends on honest, committed relationships with inter-generational caring adults.  We have simple connections you can make to empower a teenager to reach his/her full potential.

 - One Student at a Time

 - View a Thank You Letter from a Past Student 

 - View our Program Guide

Thank you for taking time to explore our website to find the right connection for you. We look forward to hearing from you!

As many of you know, we engage our students in hand-writing thank you notes to you for the many gifts you provide to LCF.  We recently spent a Sunday afternoon writing cards to loyal supporters.
The following thank you note, written privately and with NO adult coaching as to the content or conventions, exemplifies the heart and soul of our students.  

"Dear  _______.

I want to thank you for everything you have done for the Legacy students, my family, and me.  Every penny that you have invested in us has helped us so much.  Over the past few years, I have gained so much knowledge about myself, the world, and my peers.

Before being in Legacy, I was a very shy and scared student.  I never had a conversation that was more than just a "hi or hello".  But every moment spent with the Legacy students, and mentors have helped me break past all my barriers.  Being a member of this program has also helped me build my math and reading skills.  The only thing that has helped me achieve that, was by going to Sylvan.  Most kids did not enjoy spending their summer days learning, but I did.  Just knowing that there were people that care about my future has helped me a lot.

I also want to thank you for...
- taking some time out of your life to come on some trips with us.
- coming to some of my basketball games.
- believing in me, and all of the Legacy students.

No words can actually describe how thankful I am for everything you have done.  I really appreciate it.


Character Development

LCF Coaches Show Their Team Spirit

International Music Camp

Student Application Process

High School Washington DC 2019 Trip

Career Development

Educating Students

​Legacy students work with local college students after school who are hired to be our academic coaches during the school year. Homework rooms are set up throughout the community each school day of the year to assist students in their goal to be successful students. Click here to read reflections from academic coaches.

Students in LCF are determined to improve their mastery of reading skills.  Personalized skill building in reading is the focus of our summer academic program.  We hire licensed teachers to directly teach and rebuild reading skills in small groups or 1:1. 

Students earn the opportunity during the summer months to travel to new destinations to develop relationships, try new adventures, visit universities, serve others and overcome fears!