May 4, 2020

Jose Reis drew this fabulous masked figure to remind us all to be safe.

Students from The REAL Program are attending school through remote learning and they are REAL students through creating artwork, video meeting with us via What's App and  ZOOM. On Patriots Day, ment...

April 17, 2020



The Impact Library Package Includes: 
• A fully assembled Library Charter sign with registration number
• Informational toolkit
• A starter collection of books
• A po...

August 31, 2019

REAL wants to recognize Literacy Teachers in Lynn with a cash award! Students of any age are invited to nominate the teacher that inspired them to love reading and writing through a short video. Any student of Lynn schools is eligible to participate, nominating an elem...

August 6, 2019

Our summer semester at North Shore Community Baptist Church in Beverly (Dane Street Beach, Beverly Farms branch of Beverly Public Library, Pete's Park). is in full swing. We read! We play! We sing! We dance! We paint! We make new friends! We climb trees! We write! We e...

June 28, 2019

FROM THE LYNN ITEM | JUNE 28, 2019 — Reading and Educational Assistance for Learning (REAL) founder Jan Plourde likes to look ahead. She envisions replicating her Atlantic Street program in six other neighborhoods across the city. 

“We have the experience, energy and ex...

June 6, 2019

Join us for music, food, and fun, starting at noon! Go to our EVENTS page for more info :)

May 20, 2019

Have your dinner out and help the REAL Program! Prince Pizzeria will donate 15% of your meal purchase to REAL when you order between 4pm and 8pm on May 30th! Come out to 517 Broadway (Route 1) in Saugus and join us!

*Present this flyer or it won't count:

March 17, 2019

Earn your high school degree in Spanish in the home-like setting at The REAL Program with small class sizes and dedicated instructors

Sunday afternoons from 2:30-4:00 pm

March 31- May 19

Cost: $80.00

For Adults over Age 18

Instructors: Jose Cermeno Perez, Gisell De la Cruz...

February 21, 2019

Come to our “Dough Raiser” on March 5th at the Swampscott UNO restaurant!

Bring this Dough Raiser ticket with you on March 5th. When you present the ticket to your server a portion of your check will be donated to for REAL.  If you don’t want to print it, it is valid to...

January 25, 2019

English classes for adults in Lynn, MA

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Jan Plourde

Hello and thank you for taking an interest in The REAL Program. I am deeply honored to have the trust from families, community leaders, volunteers of all ages and from all communities and parts of my life to help me in my conviction that literacy is a key ingredient for success. I am an early childhood educator, a business person, a professor, a mother, a publisher, a software developer, a daughter and a sister. I have recently been honored with the title of MASS Literacy Champion with four other dedicated literacy champions.

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