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Are you ready to join the movement?

Are you ready to join the movement? Volunteer today and be part of the Mayor’s Mentoring Movement! Mayor Marty Walsh is calling on adults to join him and give Boston youth the guidance and friendship they need to reach their full potential. This call to action is part of President Bar
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April/March Newsletter

The April/March issue of our volunteer newsletter is out! Find out more about what is happening in Boston and Revere by following the links below to our newsletter. Boston April/March 2015 Issue: Revere April/March 2015 Issue:
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Some Helpful Reading Tips

There are many creative ways to foster positive reading habits in children that help build their confidence and comfort with reading. READ! Reading Success by 4th Grade, an Initiative of Cherish Every Child, has compiled an exciting and engaging list of tips to help parents and tutors
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January/February Newsletter

Our volunteer newsletter has just released its January/February issue! We have a lot of new stories, activities, and upcoming events featured that we’re excited to share. For a look at what is happening in Boston and Revere you can follow the links below to read our newsletter o
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Reading a Book with No Pictures

How do you get kids interested in a book without pictures? Television writer and children’s book author BJ Novak (and hails from Newton, MA) has an answer: “Everything the words say, the person reading the book has to say, no matter what.” Watch how kids react…
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Early Reading Proficiency in the U.S.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has recently released a report on the current state of early childhood literacy in the United States. The report reveals that, “Although improvements have been made in the past decade, reading proficiency remains unacceptably low.” The Foundation goes on
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John F. Kennedy Remembered

November 22, 1963 I was 13 years old, goofing off with my friends in the school cafeteria. Suddenly, our principal spoke over the loudspeaker, directing all students to report to the auditorium.  After we all settled into our seats, he told us that President Kennedy had been shot. We
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The Importance of Early Literacy Intervention

Yesterday’s op-ed in the Boston Globe tackles the persistent gap in performance and graduation rates among Boston’s low-income, minority students. According to Dianne Luby, interim CEO of Horizons For Homeless Children, devoting more resources and focusing on early childhood education
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New Study Confirms Language Gap and Need for Robust Language Experience in Early Childhood

The well known correlation between socioeconomic status and early childhood language development was recently reaffirmed by Stanford psychologist Anne Fernald.  Fernald’s study was designed to test the vocabulary and object identification rate of children from both middle and lo
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Aging in America

According to the National Academy of Sciences, the average life expectancy continues to rise among the world’s wealthier nations…but at surprisingly different paces. The data suggests that the life expectancy of American men and women, that, while still rising, is beginnin
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