The REAL Program, Inc.

Payne Family Literacy House
17 Atlantic Street
Lynn, MA 01902

Director: Jan Plourde



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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:

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...

October 15, 2018

It's going to be the best one yet! And with live auction items like these, you don't want to miss it:

West Beach Party for 20!

Hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert for 20 prepared and served on beautiful West Beach in Beverly Farms next summer! Just BYO friends, beach cha...

June 11, 2018

Fun was had by all, as the REAL community gathered for a ribbon cutting to celebrate our new home, the Payne Family Literacy House. The ceremony and block party were made even better by abundant sunshine and by the generosity of all involved, especially our sponsors: K...

May 11, 2018

Join us at our REAL Ribbon Block Party!

Please help us to celebrate our new permanent home: The Payne Family Literacy House. We will have fun, food and festivities to delight both the young and the young-at-heart, including ice cream and raffle tickets for great prizes...

April 20, 2018

Free event; Lynn, MA; May 12

October 23, 2017

What a great night for the Annual #REALnightoutfundraiser last night at #Glenurquhartschool.
Thank you Kelly's Roast Beef for the most amazing food!
Thank you Don Kelley, Alan Temkin, Brad Payne, Rachel Shwartz, Jordan Shapiro, DS Graphics, Lima Design, Kappy...

May 4, 2017

Thank you to Old North Church in Marblehead from our REAL kids!

October 23, 2016

#REAL thanks to more than 200 friends who came to the #REALnightOUT last night! We appreciate you!

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About the Author:
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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