Retired educator Pat Kennedy recently paid a visit to the pre-school classroom at the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center to read several books to the youngsters as part of Project Self-Sufficiency’s Celebrity Reader program.  “Reading is an especially important way to reach and educate children who cannot yet read for themselves,” noted Pat.  “I used to read to my children every night and now I read to my grandchildren.  My nine-year-old granddaughter reads to me more often than I read to her!”


Project Self-Sufficiency is a private non-profit community-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of low-income families residing in northwestern New Jersey.  The agency’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of holistic, respectful, and comprehensive services enabling low-income single parents, teen parents, two-parent families, and displaced homemakers to improve their lives and the lives of their children through the achievement of personal and economic self-sufficiency and family stability.  Since 1986 Project Self-Sufficiency has served more than 19,500 families, including over 30,000 children. 

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To appear as a Celebrity Reader, or to find out more information about volunteering with any of the other programs and services available at Project Self-Sufficiency, call the agency at 973-940-3500.