Throughout the year, Legacy Connection staff work hard to provide resources to at-risk youth in the Tri-State region. The Tri-state region consists of Bullhead City, Fort Mohave, Mohave Valley, Laughlin, Needles, Topock/Golden Shores, Peach Springs, and Oatman. Through established programs, over 2,000 youth are provided various resources yearly.
Backpack Buddies "Dress for Success"
Since 2004, the Backpack Buddies "Dress for Success" program
has been established as a pillar supporting youth with backpacks
filled with school supplies, shoes, socks, uniform shirts,
undergarments, and other necessities. The 2023 event served
1,628 youth. Additional kids are provided these resources
throughout the year through their schools.
Hygiene Kits Program
Hygiene kits feature a reusable clear zippered pouch, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, body wash, and brush/comb to provide essentials to those who need them.
Coats for Kids Program
Coats for Kids was designed to provide youth with warm coats or school-logoed sweatshirts. The sweatshirts meet the dress code requirement at many schools in the area as they are logoed.
Teen Shopping Night
Kicked started from a grant from Kohl's Cares from the Heart;
the Teen Shopping Night was developed to provide High School
students with a $100 gift card to purchase needed items.
Immediate Need Fund
Serving as gap funding for essentials needed by youth during the school year, the immediate need fund allows staff to purchase items requested by the school for individual youth. The fund allows staff to respond to requests for assistance for youth in need promptly.