By Rebecca Widmyer
February 18, 2008
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 RIF.org
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.
Received February 17, 2008
- Published February 18, 2008
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