The REAL Literacy Teaching Award
Congratulations to Amanda Bucko!
This award was created by The REAL Program to honor the teachers who make literacy joyful for students in Lynn. Nominations are submitted by children and judged by educators. The $250 teacher prize is crowdfunded from the community on sparkus.org, with an additional $50 class pizza party prize going to the winning nominator student. Find out more here!
The REAL (Reading and Educational Assistance for Learning) Program's mission is to improve literacy in Lynn, MA—a city 100,000 people call home.
What is Service Learning?
Service Learning is a Guiding Principle of The REAL Program. It is a teaching method that combines academic instruction, meaningful service, and critical reflective thinking to enhance learning and civic responsibility.
Our REAL Goals:
To distribute free, gently used books to the children in the greater Lynn area. To create a sustainable program that strengthens and supports children, families and teachers by improving literacy, providing experiential learning and supporting self sufficiency.