2016 Literacy Champions

Yamaris Rivera

Family Access and Engagement Coordinator at the Lawrence School in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Yamaris Rivera is a 2016 Mass Literacy Champion, and she is the Family Access and Engagement Coordinator at the Lawrence School in Holyoke, Massachusetts. She educates parents and engages them in the school community to increase student achievement. With her Mass Literacy Champions grant, Rivera created a rotating take-home backpack program. Students borrowed books and corresponding activities which they completed with their families to improve literacy skills.