The Real Men Read program aims to put a positive male role model in front of elementary school students while promoting literacy and providing a means for personal library ownership. In the 2014-2015 school year, the Real Men Read program accomplished the following:
-20 MENtors volunteered once a month to read to local kindergarten students
-Over 400 students were reached each month
-Each student received 5 books to build their own personal library
United Way of Putnam County has received such positive feedback from school administrators, students, MENtors, parents, and educators that we hope to have the fiscal capability to expand the program further.