O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Head Start Students Receive a Free Lunch at the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen

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O.C.E.A.N., Inc. LEAP Head Start Students receive a free lunch compliments of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen.

O.C.E.A.N., Inc. LEAP Head Start students from Lakewood who are part of the Summer Literacy Program funded by United Way took a break from their academic studies and were treated to a free lunch compliments of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen.

Field trips and other events are all part of the O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Summer Literacy Program experience for Head Start classrooms at OCC in Toms River and LEAP in Lakewood, NJ. The focus of the summer literacy program is to provide summer learning and enrichment activities for children with academic need who are entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2018.

The family literacy-focused summer program will enable O.C.E.A.N., Inc. to meet important child development needs, while providing a safe and nurturing environment for children to grow and learn and will minimize the risk of school failure for participants by assisting them in developing positive, healthy attitudes toward reading and learning.

Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation (formerly the Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that focuses their efforts on the issues of hunger and homelessness in the United States. They work with non-profit organizations and community leaders to help establish programs and partnerships that provide the basic needs of food and shelter. Thank you to Jon Bon Jovi, Dorothea and the Soul Kitchen staff for providing an enjoyable experience for the O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Head Start children and staff during their summer learning program.

If you would like to learn more about the O.C.E.A.N., Inc. Head Start Program, please call Christine Lach, the agency enrollment officer at (732) 244-9114.