Virginia Beach family featured in ‘The Right to Read’ social justice documentary

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In the film Teresa and Isiah Hunter of Virginia Beach showcase their success with the Grow Smart LENA START classes. The Hunters enrolled in the free class in 2018 when their daughter, Ivy was two months old. The 10-week program helps support language development, recognizing letters and sounds.

“It’s amazing when a family lets a team into their lives, into their homes to share their story,” Mackenzie said. “It takes a lot of trust, and it takes a lot of courage. They are now an inspiration to so many families across the country.”

Teresa called the program ‘life-changing’ and she now teaches the LENA START classes.