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Early Grade Reading

Students are reading and succeeding by the end of third grade.

Early Grade Reading and Summer Literacy

Research shows that children fall behind when they are still learning to read rather than reading to learn by fourth grade. Our early grade reading partnerships help ensure that more children are exposed to reading and enrichment opportunities that continue over the summer, fostering their success in school and in life. This program also provides tools for families to build a literacy-rich home environment and nutritional lunches to children while they are out of school.



Freehold Borough School District
   • YMCA of Western Monmouth County
Fulfill (formerly the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties)
JBJ Soul Kitchen
Keansburg School District
   • Collier Youth Services
People’s Pantry
Red Bank School District
   • Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County
   • Horizons at Rumson Country Day School
   • Monmouth Day Care Center
   • Red Bank Primary School

Out-of-School Time

Improving academic skills for students outside of the classroom throughout the year, including after-school programs, homework help and mentoring.



Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County
Jersey Shore Council, Boy Scouts of America
Ocean County YMCA
Ocean Mental Health Services

Nurse Practitioner Program

Our School Based Nurse Practitioner Program serves all PreK-8th grade students in the Freehold Borough and Keyport school districts. This free program increases access to health care services for students in these at-risk communities, resulting in reduced absences due to health issues. Research shows that the leading cause of absenteeism in the early grades is illness, and reducing lost school time is a major factor in academic success.



Freehold Borough School District
Keyport School District
Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey