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FirstStepNYC Opens “Little Free Library”

December 29, 2016 / SCO News

December 29, 2016 – Brooklyn, NY  Our FirstStepNYC Early Childhood Education Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn opened a “Little Free Library” for their students and families thanks to books donated by individuals and organizations throughout the area. Students, parents and faculty from The Wampus School in Westchester hosted a book drive that collected over 1,000 new and used books for FirstStepNYC’s new library.

Upon the Little Free Library’s opening, each child was given a library card that allows them to check out books to take home to read. It coincided with the kick off of their “Winter Reading Rally” to promote literacy – with the goal of students and their families collectively reading 1,000 books at home.

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of participants in our award-winning Fathers' Program met their goals by improving their relationship with their children, financial commitment to their children, and/or connecting to essential services

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students in our transfer high schools who were at risk of dropping out graduated with a Regents diploma