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 6, 2019

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

August 25, 2018


Volunteers from @breckinridgecapitaladvisors came to help assemble and paint 10 little free libraries to place in the neighborhoods of #REAL families so children will always have access to #books. #community #literacy
Thank you!

July 26, 2018

Mondays through Thursdays we travel by bus from the Brickett School in Lynn to North Shore Community Baptist Church in Beverly Farms with over 30 students and 10 interns for The #REALSTREAM summer 2018. The bus stops at the train tracks near Prides Crossing Confections...

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...

August 22, 2017

It was a magical summer at REALSTREAM 2017. Between thirty and forty children participated each week of the 6 week program based at the North Shore Baptist Church and St. John's Episcopal Church in Beverly Farms.The children's days were filled with games, explorations,...

July 18, 2017

Summer 2017 at The REAL Program

May 31, 2017

#REALSTREAM2017 is @real_lynn this summer! The #literacy-based program includes #science #technology #reading #engineering #arts#math #science at #northshorecommunitybaptistchurch in #Beverly

April 22, 2017

An All New Summer Experience that combines Literacy, Art, Science, Engineering, Math and Technology. #REALprogram #REALstream

August 14, 2016

Our summer with the children ended today at 151 Ocean Street, where we were thankfully able to have Mrs. Brown's carnival in air conditioned space!

Over the summer, The REAL Program collaborated with the Washington Street Baptist Church Kids Club, Youth Works, North Sho...

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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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