Dr. Don Costlow of Newton Veterinary Hospital recently paid a visit to the pre-school classroom at the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center to read several winter-themed books as part of Project Self-Sufficiency’s Celebrity Reader program. “Sussex County is lucky to have the Project Self-Sufficiency children’s program available to its residents,” said Dr. Costlow. “It was a pleasure reading to the children.”
The Celebrity Reader program is a component of Project Self-Sufficiency’s Family Literacy Program, which exists primarily to assist parents with obtaining their GED or with passing the college placement exam. While in the program, parents also engage in a variety of activities designed to promote literacy within the entire family.
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 20,000 families, including over 30,000 children. For information about the programs and services offered by Project Self-Sufficiency, visit www.projectselfsufficiency.org or call 973-940-3500.