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Please join us on

Tuesday, October 24th


The REAL Program, 17 Atlantic Street, Lynn, MA


Guests will learn more about The REAL Program on tours of the Payne Literacy House, and while trying their hand at REAL activities. Light lunch fare & refreshments will be served.



Honorary Chairperson, Frances Martinez

Mayor of Lynn, Jared Nicholson

Community Activist, Michelle Lapoetica

State Senator, Brendan Crighton.


11:30am – 1:30pm

Jared Nicholson, Frances Martinez, Michelle Lapoetic, business and community leaders, and invited guests

2:30pm – 6:00pm
Education Community: administrators, teachers, parents, students, and other community supporters

As part of this special celebration — The Power of 10 — we are selling REAL RAFFLE TICKETS. We have some amazing bundles on offer, which are listed below.

Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the month of October and will be available for sale at the celebration on Tuesday, October 24th. To purchase your raffle tickets online fill in the form below. If you have any questions or prefer to mail in a check for your raffle tickets, please email us at

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Here is some of what we have accomplished in our 10 years, as of August 1, 2023...

The REAL Program has:
  • Collected and distributed nearly 300,000 free children’s books throughout greater Lynn
  • Built 130 REAL Little Free Libraries where children can take free books throughout the city
  • Given academic and supplementary support to over 1000 children
  • Provided English classes for over 100 parents/grandparents/uncles and other adults[c]
  • Established a permanent home at 17 Atlantic Street in Lynn
  • Worked collaboratively with nearly 50 community organizations
  • Volunteered countless hours by retired teachers, high school/college students who understand the need for literacy
  • Achieved MA EEC licensure of our Before Home Program
The Power of 10!
The REAL Program's
10th Anniversary Celebration

REAL Raffles

For $20 you get 25 raffle tickets — there's a REAL possibility you could win something great!

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