On September 16, 2014, 150 people came together at the VNA Roof Top for the 2nd Annual Celebrate Literacy fundraising event. At the event, Excellence in Literacy Leadership awards were presented to Diane Patrick, First Lady of Massachusetts, and Erin Van Otterloo, Administrator of the Van Otterloo Family Foundation.

Thanks to all who came to support Bootstrap and the Lynn Literacy Campaign.

And to the fabulous event Planning Committee.

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What our students have to say….

I have really enjoyed being a student here at Operation Bootstrap. Being here has improved my self confidence, has made me interested in learning, and has made me realize that I can do anything that I set my mind to. I have also met a lot of people, and even made some friends. Thanks to the help I have received and what I have have learned, I know I will do well in college this fall and will accomplish my goal of becoming a nurse.
- Ruth Day

Operation Bootstrap has been the greatest adult education program that I have attended since coming to the United States...My teachers have the perfect tools to help their students to accomplish their academic goals...Thanks to the support and the skills I obtained at Operation Bootstrap my goal to attend college is possible....Anything is possible if we work hard. Operation Bootstrap is a perfect program that can help anyone who wants an education.
- Mariola Perez