Wednesday, December 31, 2014



Friday, December 19, 2014

#REAL #Book Enthusiasts Dedicate Donation to Lalie Clayman

Jan Plourde of The REAL Program and Pam Price of Book Shop of Beverly Farms
This blog post and this season is dedicated to fellow #book enthusiast #LalieClayman. Thank you in behalf of the children of The REAL Program. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

#Community Helping #Community for #REAL

This is The REAL Program. This is about helping people with literacy, support, care and friendship. This is about #community helping #community. 

Jan ask to write a few words that stated why do I send my kids to real?

REAL have many meaning to my family, means hope, future, foundation, and caring. I have been sending my Daughter for the pass few years and this year my son also started to attend. Real is  were the family hope is created. Real created hope for a family that could not even image that could be possible. Real makes the future seems reachable and not impossible. Real create the foundation for my family to stand on for the rest of their   life also and change their destination to a better life. Real inspirers your children in learning and develop a love for reading.  Real cares in the community that every individual child can be or want to be anybody or anything with out any limitation no matter whom or what you are and look like.

A REAL Parent

Friday, December 12, 2014

#REAL Board of Directors and Vision Planning for #REAL

This is a blog post written for other founders of programs or businesses where folks have literally jumped on board your dream to help you achieve. This is #REAL! This is powerful stuff. This is unbelievable. 

The Board of Directors of The REAL Program is a highly successful, highly educated group of professionals from many different fields, backgrounds and communities who give time, expertise, funding, social capital and care to help make The REAL Program REALIZE its potential!

Thank you Betsy Brown, Kevin Carey, Charlie Juliand, Mary Kiene-Gualtieri, Fred Mathieu, Kelsey McNiff, Dinorah Mendez, Kitty Mullen, Judith O'Hare, Darryl Ruffen, Liz Yanishevsky.

Friday, December 5, 2014


Words are important!

Vocabulary is important! 

Reading is important! 

Communication is important! 

Community is important!
Joined by #REAL volunteer #Sophiakennedy, #swampscotthighschoolsenior, I had the distinct pleasure of reading "Whoever You Are" by Mem Fox to a very engaged audience of fourth graders today. These children feel and know how lucky they are to have #books, library visits with family, opportunities to learn and play and build community. They want to help others and they want to make a difference! 
Well, fourth graders! You made a difference in my day today for #REAL! THANK YOU!

Monday, December 1, 2014

REAL Opportunities are Here! Use this Code until 12/4 GG-5?JUD

REAL kids need #books, help with vocabulary and learning opportunities and educated adults to help them learn!
It is FUN!
The REAL Program is doing an online fundraiser with Barnes and Noble from now through December 4th. If you use this code  GG-5?JUD in your check out of purchases online at a portion of the proceeds goes to help us get more books for our REAL kids!