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Norwalk ACTS Back to School Night

Connecting Families to Community Resources

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Norwalk, CT | Added on September 04, 2014 At 07:03 PM

Back to School season is in full swing and Norwalk ACTS celebrated the excitement with a free Back to school night on Thursday at Stepping Stones Museum.

"We're all about cradle to career," said Anthony Allison, Executive Director of Norwalk ACTS.

The organization hosted the event as a way to introduce families to the education resources in the community.

"Have them learn about the different resources available to them throughout the city to support children and families with specific needs whether it be educational or other types of services," said Allison.

Kelly Heese works at Stepping Stones Museum for Children. She and other museum staff helped hand out donated backpacks during the event. "They are all very involved. The kids are involved, the parents are very involved."

Norwalk Reads was on hand promoting a love of reading at a young age.

"What we have chosen to do is try to give kids the excitement of reading. To let them pick their own books and choose the books that are of interest to them and to take them home and make them theirs,"said Norwalk Reads founder Stephen Bentover.

With backpack and book giveaways, kids are excited to get the school year started and get back to their favorite subjects. 

"I like to read," said third grader Sade.

Mariana, a third grader said, "I like reading."

"Reading, math and writing," said fourth grader Stephany.

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