Lauren Baker is Guest Reader for Highland Street Foundation Event for Young People

CHINATOWN — Lauren Baker, the state’s first lady and a longtime champion of education and programs for young people, was at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School in Chinatown the other day to help the Highland Street Foundation celebrate two of its programs for the young people and families of Boston and Massachusetts.

The two Highland Street Foundation initiatives that Baker was celebrating were the TADpole 10, which encourages non-profit groups to utilize the Boston Common to ensure young people have healthier lives, and Free Fun Fridays, which kicked off on June 29. The program, now in its 10th year, offers free admission and access to museums, events, historical sites, and productions around the state on 10 consecutive Fridays each summer. For the schedule and line-up of the venues, please click here.

Photos by Bill Brett

Some 500 children attended the Highland Street Foundation event in Boston on June 28, 2018 to celebrate the TADpole 10 program that encourages families and noprofit groups to enjoy pursue healthy and education activities throughout the summer. The program helps kids to stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play, Lauren Baker is shown reading to children at the Josiah Quincy Elementary. Photo by Bill Brett

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