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New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart to read to Lincoln School students in Read to a Child’s Lunchtime Reading Program

 

New Britain, CT – April 24, 2017 – Thursday morning, April 27 at 11:30 AM, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart will read to second and third grade students in Read to a Child’s Lunchtime Reading Program at the Lincoln School in New Britain.  Mayor Stewart will be joined by Read to a Child CT Regional Board Members Greg Boyd and Holly Lerose and Lincoln School Principal Elaine Cabral to highlight the importance of utilizing volunteer reading mentors from corporate and community partners to boost literacy skills and self-esteem in urban public school students.

WHEN: 

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Media Arrival: 11:00 AM – 11:15  AM
Program: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

WHERE:

Lincoln Elementary School, located at 145 Steele St, New Britain, CT 06052

WHO:  

Erin Stewart, Mayor of New Britain

Holly Lerose, Vice Chair, Read to a Child Regional Board

Greg Boyd, Read to a Child Regional Board Member

Elaine Cabral, Principal, Lincoln School       

WHY:

80% of low income 4th graders in the United States cannot read proficiently and more than 25% will not graduate from high school. The event highlights the importance of reading and mentoring to address this major societal issue.

CONTACT:  

Gina Broadbent, 860-989-4768Gina.Broadbent@readtoachild.org