Saturday, September 27, 2014

#REAL NIGHT OUT is Saturday, October 25th

#REAL Night Out is the first fundraiser for The REAL Program whose mission is to improve literacy through collecting and distributing gently used or new children's books to underserved children. REAL (Reading~Educational Assistance~Learning) is a 501c3 organization whose headquarters are in Lynn, MA. People often ask "Why Lynn?" and when they come to see what we do and what the children and families need for help the answers are very clear. The teachers and parents are very dedicated, loving and caring. The children are eager to learn and loved! However, there is a big gap that we, at The REAL Program, are trying to fill in our work with children in the area of the Brickett School and at the Boys and Girls Club. If you are curious, come and see!

Monday, September 15, 2014

#REAL is #933

The REAL Program exists to improve literacy

Retired teachers and other professionals mentor high school and college students who mentor elementary school aged children. We often have younger siblings, parents, grand parents, cousins and more who want to learn English or who want to help in any way they can. We work with the children for 2 hours a day for 2 days a week at the Boys and Girls Club of Lynn from 3:00-5:00 for 20 weeks of the year. We work with the children at Congregation Ahabat Sholom from the nearby Brickett School for 27 weeks of the year for 5-8 hours per week. We give them care, attention, respect, books, homework help, modeling, food, snacks, enrichment opportunities and a sense that we are all one community. This is #REAL. 

Please join us at our first #REAL fundraiser called A REAL NIGHT OUT on Saturday, 10/25 from 6:00-10:00 at Glen Urquhart School, 74 Hart St., Beverly

To learn about The REAL Program and how you can help please visit


Sunday, September 7, 2014


A REAL Night Out is the first #REAL fundraiser. Saturday, October 25th at Glen Urquhart School, Beverly. Here is just one of the creative and generous donations made by our own board member, Darryl Ruffen. 

Contact jan@therealprogram for tickets, for corporate sponsorship, if you want to make a donation, help organize the event. WE PROMISE IT WILL BE A #REAL NIGHT TO REMEMBER!!!

Isaiah is ready!

Play by the Rules
Hey @#REAL Pick Up Basketball Fans!
Here is your chance to make your game OFFICIAL! REAL Board Member Darryl Ruffen is a REAL basketball official, too. Have a REAL basketball game, where the rules are clear for all the players and even fans, and you might even get the home court advantage because we can provide some REAL fans, too!
Choose a court date; make it official with Darryl and play by the rules.
Donated by:  Darryl Ruffen

Value:  $150