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RIF Program
By Rebecca Widmyer


February 18, 2008
Monday AM

The RIF Program (Reading Is Fundamental) is being shut down due to the government's decision to stop funding the program.

The Program has been around since 1966, and it helps promote reading for pleasure and for fun, It also helps children - whose parents cannot afford to buy them books or parents who simply just don't buy thier children books - to have books in the home. I also personally feel it helps keep the parents involved. Parents are encouraged to attend and read to thier child from a book the child personally picked out from a small selection, they then get to take the book home with them.

So please if you are a parent or a grandparent or if you are just someone who wants to help keep this program, Visit and click on contact congress now.

I would also like to thank Congressman Don Young and his wife for visiting the Rural Cap headstart, reading to the children and handing out RIF books.

Rebecca Widmyer
Ketchikan, AK

Received February 17, 2008 - Published February 18, 2008


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