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. At Home is what we do now while we can not safely interact. A mentor, an intern and 2 students are paired to to read as book buddies virtually via ZOOM, What's App or Facetime.

*Our fall schedule will be determined by the 1st of August as we see how our world handles COVID-19. Safety is a priority as we continue to create ways for children to learn, grow and make friends.

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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