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Read Boston Summer Program

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Read Boston Summer Program

Time: July 1, 2015 at 10pm to August 14, 2015 at 2pm
Location: All over Boston check upcoming calendar
Street: all over Boston
City/Town: Boston
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Event Type: summer, reading/storytelling, program
Organized By: andrea lovett
Latest Activity: Jun 20, 2015

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12 storytellers all from Mass. gather each year to tell storites throughout Boston's neighborhoods. This program was started by Mayor Menino and is part of his legacy for the children of Boston. Watch for dates and times to be posted here. July thru August.

ReadBoston is Mayor Walsh's early literacy program, reaching Boston's children at all points in their day, all year long. We provide schools, after school programs, early childhood centers, summer programs and families with the resources they need to set Boston's children on the path to reading success. For nearly a decade ReadBoston has been driven by our mission to have children in Boston reading on grade level by the time they complete third grade. Founded by Mayor Thomas M. Menino in 1995 to address low literacy levels among Boston's youth, ReadBoston has since grown into a city-wide leader in the field of early literacy.

Our programs reach into every level of a child's life from birth through elementary school. In a child's early years, ReadBoston staff provide child care centers with materials and training to set up home reading programs and work with teachers to improve their literacy teaching skills. At the elementary level ReadBoston helps schools to foster home-school connections, and provides classroom libraries that allow students to take books home to read with their families.

ReadBoston also provides students with three free books each year to create their own libraries at home. Outside of school, ReadBoston focuses effort to integrate literacy into after school programs and provides children with free books and fun storytellings during the summer. 

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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