Before Home

...and At Home (during COVID-19 restrictions)

Studies show that children whose families are involved in their education do better in school than children whose families do not. However, children do not need more school or longer school days. Children need what families provide when they have the resources, time, and expertise to provide support. The Before Home initiative is a place where children come for tutoring, playing, healthy snacks, reading, being outdoors, and all in a safe/nurturing environment that is more like a home than an institution. 

During Covid times, we are meeting virtually. We are currently running our second-semester classes including book buddies, poetry, art, arts and crafts, chess, math club, and family cooking groups!  A mentor, an intern, and 2 students are paired to work together virtually via ZOOM, What's App, or Facetime.

The REAL (Reading and Educational Assistance for Learning) Program's mission is to improve literacy in Lynn, Massachusetts.

The REAL Program is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 
Donate or volunteer today!

The REAL Program, Inc.

Payne Family Literacy House
17 Atlantic Street • Lynn, MA 01902

Director: Jan Plourde • 978-993-4425 • jan@therealprogram.org

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