First Meeting of the Connected Community Action Network

Connection held the first Connected Community Action Network meeting with David Lawrence Jr. as the guest speaker. The Language & Literacy Connection’s mission is to increase early language and literacy in Martin County through education and a community-wide network of support for families. The Connected Community Action Network is a means for all concerned citizens to come together to work toward solutions.

On May 8th The Language & LiteracyThe event took place at Wolf High Technology Center of IRSC and attendees received a copy of Lawrence’s book A Dedicated Life: Journalism, Justice and a Chance for Every Child. David Lawrence is the former publisher of the Miami Herald and the current chair of The Children’s Movement.

As the Chair of the Children’s Movement, Lawrence told the group that “Every child deserves a chance to fulfill his or her potential. The success to a child’s future is the right blending of health, education, nurturing and love.”

Following the engrossing and informative talk, attendees received more information about the state of early literacy in Martin County and some ways to take action to improve it.

Sponsors included Helping People Succeed, Tykes & Teens, United Way of Martin County, Indian River State College, Children’s Services Council of Martin County, The Community Foundation Martin/St. Lucie, Barnes & Noble, and the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce.

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