I am thrilled to share that I will be participating in the Rodman Ride for Kids to support Raising a Reader MA for my eighth year in a row this fall! Now, more than ever, I believe every child in our community should have the opportunity to live the way we would want our own kids to live.
Evidence shows that early language experiences influence a child's life from kindergarten readiness, to high school graduation, to adult success. From our Executive Director: In light of recent events which are increasing stressors in our country, our state, and in our cities, one thing is clear: now more than ever we need to reinforce the need for reading. The divide in the literacy opportunity gap has become even more evident. RAR-MA is making a huge impact to prepare young people for academic success.
With your support, we will impact the lives of thousands more young people this year.
WHY RAISING A READER?
I’ve been involved with the Raising a Reader since 2017 and have a shared passion for the organization’s mission. As a member and Ride Leader of the Emerging Leader’s Board, we have set out to support RAR-MA through rallying our friends and families to raise awareness and funds to support our community’s youth through different charities and promoting literacy across all neighborhoods and networks.
RAR-MA's their mission is to close the literacy opportunity gap among children ages birth to age six in high-need communities by helping families develop and practice shared home reading habits. To do this, their vision is to make interactive reading a joyful and rewarding routine for all families. We equip parents to be their child’s first teacher, empowered to be active participants in their child’s education, impacting success in school and beyond.
HOW I WILL RIDE
I'm excited to share that I'll be heading back to Foxboro this fall to participate in the 25 mile ride IN PERSON! With your help, each mile will be with Raising A Reader MA's core mission in mind, and I look forward to continuing to promote the incredible work RAR-MA does for the local community through my ride.