As part of the national Reach Out & Read program for more than 15 years, Community Health Programs last year gave out 1,000 books to children ages 6 months to age 5. We are committed to supporting families in the Berkshires and beyond by keeping this Reach Out & Read program alive and well: A new study in Pediatrics featuring Reach Out & Read proves that the benefits of our model extend beyond literacy and help set up our children for success.
The Reach Out & Read program has been supported in part by a $1,500 grant from the South Berkshire County Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, received in May 2018. With this money we can buy between 500- 600 books to distribute to local children. This is “where great stories begin”!
Thanks to Berkshire Taconic for its support in helping us in give our children the best start possible!