We believe that every child should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential—beginning with the development of essential early literacy skills. Our Early Childhood Literacy initiative seeks to level the playing field in childhood literacy and prepare all students for academic success.
Through the Early Literacy Innovation Zone of North Central Massachusetts, we give access to the Footsteps2Brilliance® app to every school, family and community organization within our participating school district boundaries. The award-winning English/Spanish literacy app helps children from birth to age three become proficient readers and develop an early love of learning.
Our Partnering for Literacy mentoring program sends volunteer mentors into local schools to help kindergarten students sharpen their literacy and social skills, an experience that is just as rewarding for the mentors as it is for the students.