After three and a half weeks of The REAL Program this summer we have had the good fortune of working with highly dedicated and enthusiastic people of all ages. Here is how it has worked for us this year: The children that attend The REAL Program now identify themselves as students. The teens who have volunteered now identify themselves as interns. The "more experienced" teachers refer to themselves as mentors. We have built new vocabularies, new communities and relationships
Recently, the family of Mason Silva delivered the most incredible gift of beautiful new children's books to The REAL Program as a tribute to their little boy whose life was cut short by childhood cancer. Mason's family orchestrated a collection of children's books to share Mason's love for having someone read to him.
This Thursday, 7/23, please join us at the Lynn Farmer's Market in Central Square at 11:00 for the Tribute to Mason's Free Book Give Away. The REAL Program is h