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Banquet celebrates family literacy

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Mistress of Ceremonies Dee Scallan, an educator and children’s book author from Monroe, described how literacy has the power to change lives.
“When children can read, they can do anything in the world,” Scallan said. “Even Start gives parents the opportunity to be productive, tax-paying citizens.”
Even Start aims to improve the educational opportunities of low-income families and is free to participants. Early childhood education is provided for children ages birth to 8 years old, and parents enrolled in the adult education program have the opportunity to earn a GED.

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