Tuesday, September 20, 2016

STOP!!!!! Did you sign up for the #REALnightOut

Michael is joining his friends, Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings, to find their way to Glen Urquhart School in Beverly for the REAL Night Out

Saturday, September 10, 2016

September 11th at Lynn English High School

Please join The REAL Program and other nonprofits to participate in a time of service to others in honor of the 15th anniversary of September 11th. Congressman Seth Moulton's office is the energy behind this day. Start time is 9:00 am and end time is 12:30 pm. We are proud to be part of this. Hope you can join us. Please register online at Congressman Moulton's website. It is FREE.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

#REAL Press Release for Swanky REAL Night Out

Media contact:
Ginny Slack

Swanky REAL Night Out

August 28, 2016 Lynn, MA – The REAL Program invites you to the Swanky REAL Night Out, to be held on Saturday, October 22nd from 6:00 p.m.  to 10:00 p.m. at Glen Urquhart School in Beverly. A REAL Night Out features a live and silent auction, food from Kelly’s Roast Beef, music from the Pocket Change Trio, and a REAL life performance. The REAL Program (Reading~Educational Assistance~Learning) is a 501(c)3 organization based in Lynn that strives to improve literacy through its after school educational programs for children in grades K-5 as well as through its book collection and food distribution campaign.

According to founder Jan Plourde, “The gap between what the teachers can do and what the families can do is vast. That is where The REAL Program comes in. We are like the extended family for these children.

Kevin Carey, president of the board of directors of The REAL Program, noted author/poet and English professor at Salem State University says, “This group of people gets things done. That is why I like it.”

In Lynn, a city that 100,000 people call home, there are 56 languages spoken. There are 18 public elementary schools and only one public library. Most of the schools do not have school libraries due to the need for classroom space. Only 50% of the children in Lynn attend preschool before they enter kindergarten. The needs of these children are apparent, and the REAL Program works to address them by providing books, food, and homework help for children as well as English language tutoring for their parents in a safe and caring environment.   

The REAL Program’s activities are made possible through a service-learning model designed to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for retired teachers and professionals and quality service-learning opportunities for high school and college students.  Through the collaborative efforts of many individuals, the REAL Program is making a difference in the lives of children.  We invite you to join us in this work by attending our October 22nd fundraiser or making a donation today.

About The REAL Program (Reading~Educational Assistance~Learning):
The REAL Program offers an after-school educational program in Lynn during the academic year and operates a literacy-based summer program for children in grades K-5.  It collects and distributes children’s books, nutritious food, and resources through volunteers in the greater Lynn area.
151 Ocean Street, Lynn, MA 01902.
Tel. 978-993-4425 Fax 866-611-7567

To purchase tickets sponsor a child or to make a contribution, please visit the website at: www.therealprogram.org. All proceeds go directly to the program. Operational costs include rent for afterschool program space, printing costs, postage, insurance, telephone, paper goods, website licensing and host management, data management, and maintenance of the REAL MOBILE for book distribution.