The #REAL Program provides support for children and their families. Sometimes that means we provide #REAL food for family dinners; sometimes it means we take them on a field trip to an area college campus and treat them like they are incoming freshmen; sometimes it just means listening to a child or a mom. Dedicated and caring adults provide guidance to moms, dads, grandparents who may be learning English or who may be taking a college course for the first time. These are all #REAL examples of how we help. We are supported by our own convictions that literacy is important and that children deserve the best we can provide. We are also supported by our partners in Lynn at Congregation Ahabat Sholom, My Brother’s Table, Boys and Girls Club of Lynn, EXRAS For Creative Reuse, Traditional Bread and many individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: They include Val Buchanan, Shoba Donti, Beth Russo, Sylvia Leftin and the many public officials and school teachers who make a #REAL effort to improve lives and possibilities.